‘Question Time, QI and Mock the Week criticised by BBC diversity report’
A report commissioned by the BBC for the Cultural Diversity Network states that
BBC 1’s Question Time and Mock the Week only feature “token women” on their panels, while drama, comedy and entertainment feature older people as “peripheral or token figures”. There were also concerns raised that Strictly Come Dancing features older contestants like Ann Widdecombe as “figures of fun”.
‘Caution on Twitter urged as tourist barred from US’
A man has been refused entry to the US on security grounds after a tweet stating that he was going to “destroy America”
‘Health mags unite to condemn NHS changes’
The Coalition Governments proposed NHS reforms have been condemned in three of the UK’s leading medical magazines
‘Rawporter Wants To Make Us All (Paid) Broadcast Journalists’
A new iPhone app called Rawporter will soon be hosted by Android. It will allow anyone to report local news with their phone.
‘From the Expense Column to the Revenue Stream: Q & A With Tracy Samantha Schmidt’
Jay Rosen’s Press Think interviews a journalist from the Tribune Company who is teaching the web to Tribune readers and advertisers
‘Yemen: one year on’
Iona Craig of Index on Censorship reports on the current situation in Yemen