Monday, December 15, 2014

Style guide

The current BBC squeeze on correspondents with long experience of world affairs has produced at least one wrong target. The excellent Allan Little, just 55, is leaving at the end of this month. Newsgathering chief Jonathan Munro pays him an adjective-rich tribute in the house organ Ariel, including "iconic" - something Allan would have excised from any script in front of him.

1 comment:

  1. I spent many years in BH dealing with foreign correspondents, and to my mind Allan is one of the very best. Second only to Charles Wheeler in my time, and possibly even more versatile. It is unbelievable that a BBC manager would not have fought like hell to keep Allan and give him whatever he wanted. I hope he is going on to better things.


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