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Torin Douglas Torin Douglas | 10:46 UK time, Monday, 31 January 2011

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

The Guardian says final interviews to find a successor to Sir Michael Lyons take place today. The two front-runners are widely seen as Lord Patten, former Tory Cabinet minister, and Sir Richard Lambert, former editor of the Financial Times and director of the CBI. The paper says "Patten's Conservative background is not seen as a hindrance by Liberal Democrats and Lord Smith, a Labour peer and former Culture Secretary."

The Daily Mail says the BBC has responded to accusations of ageism by making 63-year-old Julia Somerville the presenter of one its main evening news bulletins. Miss Somerville fronted the late-evening bulletin on Saturday - the first time she has featured on such a prime BBC slot since 1987.

Andrew Pierce says in the Daily Mail the BBC sent "no fewer than 36 staff" to cover the Davos Economic Forum. Sky sent one reporter, and ITV a grand total of three staff. He says the Chancellor George Osborne, the architect of the public spending cuts, was not impressed and was overheard saying: "The BBC has legions of people. Hundreds. They're everywhere."
A BBC spokesman said: "The team has been carefully monitored to ensure value for money and they were reporting for a wide range of BBC outlets on television, radio and online."

Richard Desmond plans to move his Northern & Shell empire, which owns the Daily Star, Sunday Star, Daily Express and Sunday Express, out of London to a new development in Luton reports the Guardian. It will include a £100m printing facility and offices for up to 1,000 editorial staff. Desmond is seeking permission from Luton borough council to develop a site near Luton airport.

The BBC's newspaper review says the anti-government protests on the streets of Egypt continue to enthral the papers.

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