Can We Trust the BBC? [NOOK Book]

Overview

This book asks a big question: can we trust the BBC? As the most famous media brand in the world, the BBC is growing bigger and more powerful every year. Its reputation depends on honest and accurate journalism. But this book argues that the Corporation's own pervasive political culture imperils its impartiality. It demonstrates how some groups and viewpoints get favourable treatment while others are left out in the cold.

The book examines the...
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Overview

This book asks a big question: can we trust the BBC? As the most famous media brand in the world, the BBC is growing bigger and more powerful every year. Its reputation depends on honest and accurate journalism. But this book argues that the Corporation's own pervasive political culture imperils its impartiality. It demonstrates how some groups and viewpoints get favourable treatment while others are left out in the cold.

The book examines the concept of 'public sector broadcasting' and asks if that has come to mean simply radio and television free of commercial bias. It argues that there are other 'hidden persuaders'
that we the audience should be alert to. Drawing on the author's twenty-five years as a BBC reporter and executive, the books blends analysis and sharp polemic to paint a vivid picture of life inside the news machine from a uniquely privileged point of view. It also tells the story of how the BBC responded to a dissident in its own ranks.
Robin Aitken responds to the criticism of the book by many ex-BBC employees through the media spectrum on its initial publication, and details his correspondence with current employees over his decision to publish. This book is a timely contribution to the ongoing debate about public broadcasting.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781408183441
  • Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING
  • Publication date: 1/17/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Robin Aitken is a former BBC reporter and journalist. He spent twenty-five years working across all levels within the corporation, from local radio to the Today programme.

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Table of Contents

1The Best Broadcaster in the World?


2A Reporters' Progress


3Blowing the Whistle


4Who Are These People?


5The Best European


6The Despised Tribes


7Today at War


8The Moral Maze
9Testimonies


10 Conclusion
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    SaberClaw the leader of EmpireClan to who ever the leader is.

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    CrimsonWhisker and PaleDove

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    Hi to all

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    darkfang

    darkfang pads in and greets brakenstar ( hello i was once a warrior of newgrassclan but i left to creat a clan to distroy evil within my clans popuse has been fufilled and i happy to say i will be rejoining my clan if its alright with you ) she smiles warmly

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    nightfoot

    nightfoot races up to the strange cat ( did you say nightflower were is she is she ok is she were is she at what clan ) she was almost nose to nose with the tom her blue eyes shining

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    nightfoot

    nightfoot looks at the kits ( he's what my family calls the hero of the tribe rebelion or in your case a brave cat who fought bravly to save the clans from the tribe cats you treat him with respect kit acepetaly you kittypet kit ) she looks down at the kit then pads off with ebonyclaw

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    ebonyclaw

    ebonyclaw pads over to nightfoot and sits he then leans over to her and whispers ( thier even letting a kittypet into the clan are we that desprete ) he chuckles

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    nightfoot

    nightfoot sneers ( well i do mind i dont want my nest filled with the smell of that kittypet ) she turns her head and pads over to raintalon and sits ( have you heard from darkfang i havent heard from her in a while )

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    nightfoot

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    nightfoot

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