04/05/2011

Yesterday Lord Patten took up his new role as Chairman of the BBC Trust. He has already said that BBC executive pay is still too high and that the BBC can't rule out cutting a service. The Telegraph's Neil Midgley takes a look at the early signals from Lord Patten on how his approach could differ from his predecessor, Sir Michael Lyons.

The media regulator Ofcom recently ruled that performances from Christina Aguilera and Rihanna on ITV's The X-Factor were not too sexy for family viewing but were "at the very margin of acceptability." The ruling coincides with a new report on the commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood, due out later this month, which is likely to look at the impact of the media. Dr Katherine Rake and Steward Purvis discuss whether TV is making the right calls on pre-watershed content and what, if anything, needs to change.

The New York Times is a month into its second version of a paywall and the paper's taking encouragement from the early figures on subscribers. Martin Nisenholtz, senior vice president of digital operations at The New York Times, explains how the paywall works and why he expects it to succeed. Emily Bell, Professor at Columbia University's School of Journalism, looks at how the New York Times compares with paywalls in the UK.

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A celebration of Steve Hewlett, presenter of The Media Show

A celebration of Steve Hewlett, presenter of The Media Show

Andrea Catherwood presents a celebration of the journalism of Steve Hewlett.