Tag Archives: Scandal

Nov 10 2012

George Entwistle is gone but how to rebuild confidence in the BBC?

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The fact that George Entwistle has resigned is good news for the BBC – although a personally devastating decision for one honourable individual.* The real problem at the BBC right now is not trust, it’s confidence. In the long-term trust … Continue reading

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Jul 20 2011

Why does Britain have such a popular, political and aggressive tabloid press?

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During the phonehacking scandal I have been doing a lot of international media interviews. That’s because the LSE is a very global brand and, well, I do run an international media think-tank. One question that keeps being repeated in various … Continue reading

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May 21 2011

Scandal! An 18th century drama of micro-blogging and super injunctions

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Is there nothing that can stop the spread of scandal in the digital age? Whether false or true, gossip has always been a fact of human social life in all its destructive and revelatory forms. The supposed hey-dey of Habermas’ … Continue reading

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