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Torin Douglas Torin Douglas | 10:05 UK time, Friday, 16 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.

Gwyneth Williams, the new controller of Radio 4, is described in the Guardian as "the ultimate insider" and a safe pair of hands. She's "genuinely first-rate", according to Robert Peston, another candidate for the job, reports the Telegraph.

The government has delayed its plans for rolling out universal broadband by three years, says the BBC.

The Telegraph reports that the BBC executives spent £10,000 on taxis during the past three months, according to the BBC's regular declaration of expenses. But the Guardian says they've cut back in the past year.

According to the Independent, philanthropists and arts sponsors have told the government that private giving cannot replace public spending on the arts.

The Guardian reports, that the Sun has shut down its internet radio show SunTalk, days after its presenter Jon Gaunt lost his legal action against Ofcom.

Potential cost-cutting measures fill the papers, with graduate tax and free bus passes making many headlines, says the BBC newspaper review.

Links in full

John Plunkett | The Guardian | Gwyneth Williams at Radio 4: a safe pair of hands on a delicate treasure
Neil Midgley | Telegraph | Gwyneth Williams appointed controller of BBC Radio 4
BBC | Broadband Britain rollout delayed by three years
Holly Watt and Jon Swaine | Telegraph | BBC executives spend thousands on expenses
James Robinson | The Guardian | BBC executives rein in expenses
Arifa Akbar | Independent | We cannot offset arts cuts, say philanthropists
John Plunkett and Mark Sweney | The Guardian | SunTalk shut down
BBC | Newspaper review

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