A world of influence
A World of Influence was organised by the BBC World Service, College of Journalism and Reuters Institute to discuss global media groups’ pursuit of ‘soft power’. BBC Global News director Peter Horrocks, former al-Jazeera executive producer John Owen and Chinese media watcher Dr Xiaoling Zhang were among the panellists.
If there is one abiding image from the A World of Influence seminar at the BBC’s New Broadcasting House on 4 November 2013 it is surely veteran US chat show host Larry King interviewing the telegenic ‘Judge Judy’ about US politics, on what used to be called the Russia Today channel. It is now just RT, and it is a massive hit on YouTube.