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Can We Trust the BBC?
     

Can We Trust the BBC?

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by Robin Aitken
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408183441
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
01/17/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
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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Can We Trust the BBC? 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
March into camp and shoot at camp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The head disappears again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A tom walks in and force.mates Mistfur then leves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would you like to become allies?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sighs..ok i guess
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Twig ses th clans safe and pads out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Who are you?" She asked curiously at Glamey, her green eyes shining in wonder.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
nightfoot : yeah i know my nook is messed up and it keeps doing that idk y
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
nightfoot sniff the ball of fur (smell like a kittypet to me and by how noicy it is its only a kit ) she stands back
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
nightfoot pads in her fur stil a little bristled she goes off and lays under a bush as she watches the clan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
nightfoot growls ( what the why did we join this clan we were perfectly fine by our selves we dont need to join another clan any cat i know would not have done this i know tigerpelt wouldent have ) she covers her mouth with her paws and her eyes widen then she goes back to normal ( what ever ) she spats as she pads off and lays under a tree
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
nightfoot looks down ( im sorry but dustfoot i wont be your mate i am no longer looking for any mates ) she pads off
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
nightfoot pads in ( hey nettlestar why are we here ) she looks atthe other cats with her eye brow raised as she sits down in the middle of the camp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The kits shivered in the cold. They were dieing...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can we merge clans? I only have a few cats.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(Gtg goodbye. If sapphire comes on tell her that I hate bher. No.. Just mad at her.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"I stand beside you." Nightclaw spoke.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
His tail is bleeding really bad. He needs help quickly. He needs to be with his dad too. Help. He yelled.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She ran back to steelclan at swift 1 res.