29Oct

Handling Ross/Brand in an open way

posted by Steve Bowbrick

How should the BBC have handled this incident? As your semi-official BBC openness monitor I think it appropriate that I chip in with some practical tips for dealing with maverick multi-million pound talent. 1. Let people listen to the show: Some people think the Daily Mail waited nearly a week to go large on the [...]

14Oct

Could the BBC do this?

posted by Steve Bowbrick

NPR’s response to the credit crunch is a terrific new daily podcast from the station’s crack financial team. I don’t mean ‘could the BBC do something of this quality?’. I don’t doubt that. I’m just wondering if the regulatory and editorial regime would permit something so spontaneous and indigenous to the web to emerge in [...]