BBC director-general, Tim Davie, has released a new plan to beef up fact checking in the public broadcaster’s news programmes.
British TV is at its best when representing the modern reality of the country.
Tighter controls are not the answer; the opportunity should be used to think differently about trust and journalism. It is critical to enable audiences to distinguish reliable, verified information.
Critics of the UK’s public broadcaster will be sharpening their knives over the latest scandal.
Despite a new legal framework for abortion services, many women still travel to other parts of the UK to have an abortion.
Not so dramatic and a hell of a lot more methodical, the business of weeding out corruption in the British Police force is quite different to that in Line of Duty.
Ofcom’s duty is to regulate broadcasting on behalf of UK citizens. That appears to be under threat, both from internal forces and potentially from its next chair.
Discussions have rightly focused on the failings of authorities and clubs. But the role of the law should also be examined.
Funding cuts will force the national broadcaster to implement a root and branch reorganisation.
Despite repeated pledges to improve diversity, data and industry testimony shows that there are fewer people from minority backgrounds getting jobs in the film and TV industries.
Research shows broadcast journalism is already becoming more partisan.
Bright, kinetic and celebrity-studded, the BBC’s schools output has got the tone right for teaching a generation of screen-addicted youth.
In the early days of the second world war, a Nazi propagandist broadcasting to England built up a large following.
Wildlife television as we know it was constructed around Attenborough. Take him away and the whole thing needs to be reinvented.
Centred around a Blues Party in London, the second film from the Small Axe anthology captured the excitement of setting up a party but missed things about sound system culture in the UK.
The UK government has set up a committee to report on the future of public broadcasting – sounds ominous.
The veteran British journalist explained America to English-speaking listeners around the world.
Lockdown increased the appetite for on-demand viewing.
Writers, actors and fans have been coming up with ways to keep audiences happy during the pandemic.
The future of democracy could depend on how the forthcoming election plays out – so the way in which it is covered will be crucial.