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Torin Douglas Torin Douglas | 11:21 UK time, Friday, 19 March 2010

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

The new ITV chief executive Adam Crozier could earn over £16m in five years if he hits performance targets, including a "golden hello" according the Guardian and the Daily Mail.

The Guardian reports that the Times has told staff that it is about to preview its paywall proposals for subscribers, charging them to read the paper online.

The Sun prints claims of BBC bias against the Conservatives, including an episode of Basil Brush which featured a "cheating" election candidate with a blue rosette, called Dave.

I look at what cuts at Manchester's Channel M could mean for the politicians' plans for more local TV news?

The Daily Mail has interviewed a former Band Aid official, who says Bob Geldof is wrong in his row with the BBC over relief money going to the rebels in Ethiopia.

The Guardian, which printed Geldof's attack on the BBC, publishes a response.

The BBC's entertainment correspondent Tim Masters reports that the first Doctor Who episode featuring the new Doctor, Matt Smith, has had a movie-style premiere in Cardiff.

Columnists, including Judith Woods at the Telegraph, have their say on newsreaders' clothing, after Sian Williams' claim for tax relief was turned down.

The election dominates the newspaper front pages according to the BBC paper review.

Links in full

GuardianRichard Wray | Guardian | Michael Grade leaves ITV with £2.7m - as Adam Crozier chases £16m
MailSimon Duke | Daily Mail | New ITV boss Adam Crozier to pick up £2.9m 'golden hello' payment as part of an £18m five-year deal
GuardianStephen Brook | Guardian | Times Online about to preview its paywall content
SunTom Newton Dunn | Sun | Blatantly biased against Conservatives
BBC NewsTorin Douglas | BBC | Channel M cuts sharpen focus on future of local TV news
MailZoe Brennan | Daily Mail | Sorry Bob, Band Aid millions DID pay for guns
GuardianEdward Girardet | Guardian | The BBC was right to report claims of aid abuse in Ethiopia
BBC NewsTim Masters | BBC | New Doctor Who Matt Smith hopes series will 'thrill'
TelegraphJudith Woods | Telegraph | Being an auto-cutie doesn't come cheap
BBC NewsBBC | Newspaper review

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