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    1. Business Blog

      September 17, 2014

      Private concerns

        © Dreamstime Open-plan offices are coming under attack. Jeremy Paxman, the British broadcast journalist, let rip last...

    2. April 15, 2014

      BBC TV and radio stars face pay review

      The BBC Trust has said it will review the pay of the broadcaster’s highest-profile stars, in a move that could lead to...

    1. Off Message

      October 24, 2013

      Russell Brand, Britain’s reluctant Beppe Grillo

      When he was mayor of Bogotá, Antanas Mockus hired 420 mime artists to control the Colombian capital’s horrendous traffic....

    2. February 22, 2013

      Senior BBC journalists critical on Savile

      Criticism of BBC management by its senior journalists has been laid bare following publication of 3,000 pages of evidence...

    3. November 12, 2012

      BBC presenters speak out

      David Dimbleby “It is still over-managed and the management still speak gobbledegook. Any editor, any head of a department...

    4. November 12, 2012

      BBC managers in the line of fire

      Is the BBC overstaffed with bureaucratic managers who shy from taking tough editorial decisions? Some of its leading...

    5. November 11, 2012

      DG pays price for probe that went wrong

      The old joke in the BBC is that, at times of failure and recrimination, the call goes out: deputy heads must roll. There was...

    6. November 10, 2012

      BBC director-general Entwistle resigns

      George Entwistle has resigned as director-general of the BBC, saying it was the “honourable thing” to do in light of a...

    7. October 22, 2012

      Scoop on football affair embroiled Morgan

      For a Fleet Street tabloid editor, few stories could be more irresistible than one involving infidelity, a television...

    8. July 16, 2012

      BBC confirms sale of Television Centre

      The BBC, the UK’s public service broadcaster, has confirmed the sale of the most iconic building in UK television history,...

    9. June 29, 2012

      Another sorry week as Cameron stumbles on

      When asked in opposition why he wanted to be prime minister, David Cameron replied: “Because I think I would be quite good...

    10. May 23, 2012

      Paxman recounts ‘hacking lesson’ lunch

      Jeremy Paxman, the presenter of the BBC’s Newsnight programme, told the Leveson inquiry into media ethics that former Daily...

    11. March 16, 2012

      Imperial measurements

      Television is an excellent tool of historical education, but also a limited one. Its limitations lie in the fact that we are...

    12. November 25, 2011

      All about the art of compromise

      There is a seemingly casual moment in Yasser Arafat, a new political documentary on the former Palestinian president that...

    13. October 21, 2011

      Guilt and glory

      In 1929, two years after he resigned from his job as a policeman in Burma, George Orwell settled, in his mind at least, the...

    14. July 29, 2011

      Done with discrimination? Join the club

      Some time ago the British National Party lost a racial discrimination ruling and was ordered to open its doors to...

    15. April 9, 2011

      Dyson in the spirit at Punch

      The drinks are on Punch Taverns’ Ian Dyson, as the recently installed boss works out who will get what tipple in the...

    16. February 13, 2011

      Principality’s regional focus boosts growth

      Eurfyl ap Gwilym, deputy chairman of Principality Building Society, caused something of a stir last year when he faced down...

    17. February 2, 2011

      Paxman bids a biting farewell to Newsnight’s e-mail update

      Jeremy Paxman, the iconoclastic host of BBC 2’s Newsnight, has bade a bitter farewell to the programme’s daily e-mail...

    18. Westminster Blog

      December 30, 2010

      Unions should be careful of crying wolf over strikes

      My favourite episode in the satirical TV programme The Day Today was when the Chris Morris presenter – styled loosely on...

    19. November 11, 2010

      Auntie is no sister under the skin

      The BBC faces claims that its staffing practices are sexist and ageist. Huw Edwards: Good evening, this is News at Ten. The...

    20. October 8, 2010

      M&S’s front line

      Alan Stewart got his first taste of life as Marks and Spencer finance director, sitting in on analyst and investor calls as...

    21. October 1, 2010

      BBC unions suspend strike

      Unions representing BBC staff have suspended their strike planned for next week after an improved offer on changes to their...

    22. September 30, 2010

      Senior BBC journalists urge colleagues not to strike

      Senior BBC journalists including Jeremy Paxman, James Naughtie and the broadcaster’s political editor Nick Robinson have...

    23. Westminster Blog

      May 7, 2010

      Election night 2010 live blog: the home stretch?

      With Jim and Alex on frontline duties, Kiran Stacey, a fellow political hack, will man this live blog. Jim, Alex and...

    24. May 1, 2010

      Turned off by these outbursts

      From Mr A.P. Williams. Sir, John Lloyd’s piece (“Why be serious when a sneer costs nothing?”, April 25/26) on the...

    25. April 24, 2010

      Why be serious when a sneer costs nothing?

      The natural instinct of political reporters on television, wrote the American journalist James Fallows in an essay in 1996,...

    26. April 9, 2010

      ‘Too much Hitler and the Henrys’

      History matters. Most intelligent adults, no matter how limited their education, understand that. Even if they have never...

    27. April 1, 2010

      Hubbies face a wife in the spotlight

      With the official start of the general election campaign just days away, broadcasters and much of the media are thrashing...

    28. March 31, 2010

      Hubbies face a wife in the spotlight

      With the official start of the general election campaign just days away, broadcasters and much of the media are thrashing...

    29. Westminster Blog

      March 4, 2010

      A reminder of last year's Paxman-Hague Ashcroft grilling

      Here is an interview with William Hague on Newsnight, 2 June 2009: My favourite Paxman question: “You seem surprisingly...

    30. Westminster Blog

      January 29, 2010

      Who will host the election Chancellor's TV debate?

      Channel Four and BBC’s Newsnight are vying to host a high-profile “chancellor’s debate” during the general election...

    31. January 20, 2010

      Newsnight egos

      Newsnight , BBC2's flagship current affairs programme, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a special programme on...

    32. Westminster Blog

      November 13, 2009

      What type of MPs should we have? FT's experts set a quiz

      I’ve corralled some of Britain’s top experts in various fields to set a hypothetical “MPs quiz” for tomorrow’s Weekend FT’s...

    33. November 12, 2009

      A PM needs EI but GB has sweet FA

      This week's row over Gordon Brown's sloppy letter of condolence to a bereaved army mum has brought to a head a wider issue...

    34. November 11, 2009

      Gordon Brown’s problem is that he can’t hug and speak for us

      This week’s row over Gordon Brown’s sloppy letter of condolence to a bereaved army mum has brought to a head a wider issue...

    35. October 30, 2009

      And nation shall speak unto itself

      British broadcasting (and not just the British Broadcasting Corporation) has done much in the past three decades to dilute...

    36. October 2, 2009

      Defining Moment: Robin Day transforms the political interview, February 23, 1958

      When New Zealander Geoffrey Cox became editor of ITN news in 1956, he identified his young newscaster Robin Day as the man...

    37. July 11, 2009

      Russia’s free media find a haven in Ukraine

      Imagine Jeremy Paxman being forced by an authoritarian crackdown on the media to flee London for Dublin, and begin a new...

    38. May 6, 2009

      Party broadcasts are so last century

      In April, Alistair Darling, the chancellor, made media history. To deliver a pre-Budget message he posted his own, DIY...

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