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Torin Douglas Torin Douglas | 09:55 UK time, Friday, 11 June 2010

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

Two hundred editorial jobs at the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Sunday People are to be cut, a third of them casuals, according to the Guardian.

Broadcast reports that four names have been shortlisted for interview as controller of Radio 4: former Newsnight editor Peter Barron, now at Google; Tim Suter, former Ofcom partner; Mary Hockaday, head of the BBC multimedia newsroom; and the director of BBC World Service's English Networks and News, Gwyneth Williams.

Caroline Thomson, the BBC's chief operating officer, has said the BBC's has got its top pay and perks "a bit wrong". The Times reports that she was responding to criticism at a conference from the former culture secretary Tessa Jowell, who set up the BBC Trust and negotiated the current licence fee settlement.
The Guardian reports that Jeremy Bowen, the BBC's Middle East editor, has criticised the BBC Trust ruling which found him guilty of inaccuracies. Receiving the Charles Wheeler award for outstanding journalism, he said lobbyists on both sides - including John Pilger - were "enemies of impartiality".

According to the BBC's newspaper review the start of the first African World Cup dominates the newspapers, along with President Obama's attacks on BP.

Links in full
Roy Greenslade | Guardian | Mirror national titles to lose 200 jobs as papers move towards digital future
Lisa Campbell | Broadcast Radio 4 controller shortlist has four names
Patrick Foster | Times | BBC has got top pay a bit wrong, says executive on £333,000 a year
Maggie Brown | |Guardian | Jeremy Bowen attacks BBC Trust for Gaza ruling
BBC | Newspaper review

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