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Torin Douglas Torin Douglas | 10:34 UK time, Wednesday, 14 July 2010

I'm the BBC's media correspondent and this is my brief selection of what's going on. Some content may need a subscription.

The DJ Jon Gaunt has lost his legal battle with the media regulator Ofcom over a TalkSport broadcast in which he called a local councillor a "Nazi". But the complex ruling was not a total defeat. The Guardian says the Sun is considering applying to Ofcom for a digital licence for its online radio show SunTalk, hosted by Gaunt.

Selina Scott tells the Daily Telegraph she has submitted a dossier to the chairman of the BBC Trust, Sir Michael Lyons, which she believes it will trigger "nothing short of a revolution within Television Centre". It was compiled in conjunction with Age UK, and claims "an obsession with youth" has left women over 50 redundant at the BBC.

The Independent reports the BBC has told staff it is considering moving BBC One's Breakfast programme to its new Northern base in Salford. The Sun says staff are angry and think it will be a "gift to ITV" because stars won't want to go there to be interviewed. But if it happens, viewers could really start to notice that the BBC was making more of its programmes in the North.

Is David Cameron the first Prime Minister who really gets the internet? The BBC's Rory Cellan Jones says the PM has an iPad as well as a Blackberry but questions whether his ambitions to take the UK to the top of the broadband league are realistic.


The BBC News website has a new look. Editor Steve Herrman explains what's changed and why.

The BBC Newspaper review says the papers have extensive coverage of the killing of three British soldiers and the wounding of four others by a renegade Afghan serviceman. Papers review


Links in full


James Robinson | Guardian | Jon Gaunt loses legal battle over 'Nazi' jibe
Anita Singh | Telegraph | Selina Scott accuses the BBC of 'malign' sexism against older women
Ian Burrell | Independent | 'BBC Breakfast' to relocate to Salford: but will the stars follow?
Sun | Dim up North
Rory Cellan Jones | BBC | Cameron: The first iPM?
Steve Hermann | BBC | BBC News website redesign (2)
BBC | Newspaper Review

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