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Torin Douglas Torin Douglas | 10:58 UK time, Friday, 15 October 2010

I'm the BBC's media correspondent and this is my brief selection of what's going on.

The Guardian says the BBC is expected to announce that its senior management wage bill has been cut by about £10m in a year.

The BBC's world news editor, Jon Williams, has defended the cost of covering the Chilean miners rescue, saying the "audience valued the investment". On the BBC Editors blog he said sending Spanish-speaking presenters Matt Frei and Tim Wilcox was "a huge point of difference with other broadcasters, and built a bond with the families". They were able to interview the families and Chilean officials in Spanish, and then translate simultaneously, live on-air.

The BBC reports that Google has announced a 32% rise in profits for the last quarter. It credited higher advertising revenues, and the success of its newer businesses, such as its Android mobile phone operating system.

Chris Evans told Radio 5 Live listeners that it was time for Chris Moyles to leave Radio One. The Sun says Chris Moyles has turned the show into a daily soap opera about his life.

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The Guardian reports Welsh-language broadcaster S4C has warned the DCMS that if it opts to slash its budget by 40% it "calls into question" the future ability of the channel to operate.

A solar-powered lamp and charger has become the final object in Radio 4's History of the World in 100 Objects. The director of the British Museum Neil MacGregor said in the Telegraph that choosing the 100th object was an "impossibly difficult" task. He added "there is a mobile phone beside it because in a way we wanted to cheat".

Manchester police have been tweeting details of all their 999 calls over 24 hours. The Mirror says it is a protest to budget cuts.

The BBC's newspaper review says several papers cover the concern of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over planned cuts in the armed forces.

Links in full


James Robinson | Guardian | BBC to announce senior management wage bill has been slashed
Jon Williams | BBC Editors' blog | BBC News coverage of San Jose mine rescue in Chile
BBC | Google's profits lifted by higher advertising revenues
Sun | Chris Tells Chris he's gotta quit
BBC | Chris Moyles should leave Radio 1, says Chris Evans
News of the World | Our guide to your brilliant new website
Guardian | S4C claims 40% budget cut would 'call into question' future of channel
Telegraph | Solar lamp and charger is 'most important object of the 21st century'
Mirror | Police Twitter gains 28,000 followers as force tweets 999 calls for 24 hours in cuts protest
BBC | Newspapers review

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