Getting a grip on the lurching crisis at the BBC

Watching events this weekend that make up the still-unfolding crisis at the BBC has been an experience of mixed emotions, ranging from bewilderment to despair to resignation (in two senses of that word). Much of that surrounds the (now ex) Director-General George Entwistle, pictured, an honourable man whose short tenure in the job did little […]

Does the BBC really have the courage to come clean?

Unless you sit atop a remote mountain or cast yourself away on a desert island, and as long as you have no means of digital connectivity with you, it’s impossible to avoid seeing and hearing about Jimmy Savile. The continuing reporting on the revelations about the late alleged child abuser is relentless. Each day, more […]

Making a video viral

The headline above is deliberate in the order in which I put the two key words: ‘video’ and ‘viral.’ I hear a lot of talk about viral videos, as in “We’re creating a viral video.” And my new favourite which I heard last week: “We’re going to viral the campaign.” (Proof that you can do […]