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Torin Douglas Torin Douglas | 10:20 UK time, Tuesday, 22 June 2010

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

The Guardian reports that Channel 4 is to cut a quarter of its senior managers as its new chief executive David Abraham restructures his team. Channel head Julian Bellamy is to be acting chief creative officer.

Sir Tom Stoppard tells the Telegraph that children's love of books is in danger as the printed page is edged out in a world of technology.

Alan Yentob has defended the BBC's decision to withdraw its offer to Christine Bleakley in a Radio 5 Live interview.

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I look into what this means for the BBC's future dealings with talent. Here's an excerpt:

"To lose one One Show presenter may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose both looks like carelessness. And to lose both to a rival who will re-unite them on a new breakfast show could turn out to be particularly unfortunate.
But not everyone who has made the move from BBC to ITV prospers there."

The BBC Newspaper Review points out that the chancellor's first Budget is previewed in the papers, with the Sun warning that "things are about to get nasty".

Links in full

Mark Sweney | Guardian | Channel 4 to cut a quarter of senior managers
Graeme Paton | Telegraph | Sir Tom Stoppard: reading undermined by technology
BBC | Christine Bleakley to leave BBC for ITV
Torin Douglas | BBC | The hot topic of keeping talent
BBC | Newspaper review

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