Dam useful: what have beavers done for you lately?
Listing the value of bees, beavers and others on the pages of the world's financial press helps to show that ecosystems deliver benefits worth staggering amounts of money - yet we scarcely keep track of it.
As communications minister, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull stated that real innovation in digital media was within the ABC’s charter.
Former prime ministers Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott have in common highly negative views about the media, according to ABC journalist Sarah Ferguson.
The Scottish National Party (SNP) hate the BBC, which may sound harsh but makes sense when you think about it. The BBC – the British Broadcasting Corporation – is the ultimate symbol of Union, the cultural…
‘Stand by for lift-off’
Doctor Who Spoilers
Big heritage shows facing the tyranny of diehard fans can end up taking no risks. The story of how the 12th Doctor's screen credits came about is an object lesson in how to turn this around.
Chris Packham: defends badgers, irritates lobbyists.
The BBC presenter has annoyed some charities, but he's a well-informed insider with some good points to make.
We thought the phone hacking scandal would chasten News Corp. We were wrong.
Straight down the line: one of the BBC’s values.
The BBC has called for a national debate on what it is for. The public needs to speak and the politicians need to listen.
If the commercial media has its way the BBC will end up cash-strapped and shackled by regulation.
I’ve been teaching students in Hong Kong about the relationship between politics and the media, and wanted to illustrate the sometimes problematic relationship between media and power. So I showed them…
The first minister of Scotland addressing the Edinburgh TV festival .
The Scottish first minister's speech may have been strong on vision, but there were no signs of innovative thinking on how new Scottish services would be funded at a time of BBC cutbacks.
Testing times for broadcasters in transition.
A fractured broadcasting industry is destroying the business model for the giants. There are winners in the wings though, and the BBC could yet be one of them.
‘Are you listening, John Whittingdale?“
Thick of It satirist's MacTaggart lecture was a call for unity to secure British public broadcasting.
The government's recent Green Paper spells our a vision of far smaller BBC. Coincidentally, this is just what Rupert Murdoch and his newspapers have campaigned for over decades.
From both left and right come accusations that the BBC is biased. The truth is that the Beeb has links to all sides of politics – as you would expect.
One of the world's top weather forecasting services just lost a major contract.
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If you want to see how the market failure model works, look across the Atlantic at PBS and NPR and be afraid.
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Calls for the BBC to be regulated by an external body are part of a plan to shackle the public broadcaster.
Public broadcasting is a lot more than a safety net for commercial market failure.
Repeated surveys show that people value public broadcasters highly. But the political class isn't listening.
The ABC has, in general, been able to withstand the pressures and (less common) interventions of governments or media barons.
The history of the ABC reveals battles lost and won around censorship, concessions made in times of crisis and independence compromised or overturned.
But wait – he’s got a beard!
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It’s increasingly apparent that the Labour Party is muddling through a period of existential crisis. This week’s welfare bill debacle, where 48 MPs wilfully defied the interim leadership’s call for abstention…