Listen to a discussion organised by the Media Society about the long-term implications of last week’s government White Paper on the future of the BBC.

After weeks of rumour and speculation about an imminent assault on the BBC, the publication of the White Paper on the corporation’s future has been seen by some as anti-climactic. But while the headlines have been restrained, the document makes several suggestions that would have a significant impact on the corporation, including major changes to governance, programming and the mission statement. Last week, The Media Society hosted a discussion about the paper, unpacking its key points and asking how they might unfold in the long-term.

To listen to the discussion, please click here.

The Chair was Phil Harding (journalist and media consultant). The speakers were Huw Merriman (Conservative MP Bexhill and Battle), David Elstein (Chairman, openDemocracy) and James Heath (BBC Director of Policy).

This blog gives the views of the author and does not represent the position of the LSE Media Policy Project blog, nor of the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

This post about the event was originally published on OurBeeb and is reproduced here with permission and thanks. With thanks to the London Business School for their recording of the event.