Blog posts by year and month June 2012

Posts (15)

  1. There have been some stories in the papers in the last few days that have suggested that the BBC is embarking on a new strategy in which we are asking programme makers to 'commercialise' some of our news and current affairs programming with a view to making money. It has been said that staff ...

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  2. Ofcom published its 2012 PSB report today and I'm pleased that, once again, it shows audiences continue to rate the BBC very highly for quality - with BBC One and BBC Two by far the highest-rated, and BBC Three and Four comparable with ITV1 and Channel 4. I'm disappointed though that Ofcom has...

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  3. In a new four-part TV series of BBC Two Wales, members of the public gain access to the National Museum of Wales and set about curating their own art exhibition for the very first time. In a special post for the About the BBC Blog, Commissioning Executive, BBC Wales, Phillip Moss throws light...

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  4. At the weekend Manchester, Salford and Trafford became part of Olympic history when they hosted the Olympic Flame on its way to its final destination in East London. In recent weeks it has travelled through the North East - Alnwick, Newcastle, Gateshead, Durham, Middlesbrough, Hull, York and C...

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  5. Burmese politician and human rights advocate Aung San Suu Kyi visited BBC Broadcasting House in London on Tuesday 19 June 2012. During her visit she met former radio presenter Dave Lee-Travis who she had listened to on the BBC World Service when she was under house arrest. A slideshow of pictures...

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  6. No other media organisation has anything quite like the BBC College of Journalism website. Online training aids are common, of course. But for its sheer ambition, scope and authority, the College site is in a league of its own. That's why newsrooms and journalism schools around the world pay a...

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  7. 2012 is a special year for the UK with London playing host to the Olympic Games. Here at Radio 1 and 1Xtra we wanted to make sure that we marked this in a fitting way, and in one that would give young people from London and beyond, who might not necessarily be engaged with the games, a chance to ...

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  8. Last year, as part of the BBC's Delivering Quality First (DQF) strategy, I asked John Myerscough to conduct an independent, external evaluation of the BBC's six 'performing groups': the BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orche...

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  9. On 23rd and 24th June, Radio 1 will be presenting its biggest ever live music event: Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012. It's an extension of the station's annual Big Weekend festival, which lands in a different town every year, bringing the world's biggest music stars with it. As we all realise by...

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  10. BBC Radio 3's New Generation Thinkers for 2012 pictured at the press launch on Monday 11 June. Earlier this week, BBC Radio 3 announced the names of the ten academics who had secured a place on its New Generation Thinkers scheme. Working with the Arts and Humanities Research Council to...

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