Monday, March 4, 2013

Framing up

Jittery times at Broadcasting House. Lord Hall has left them to it, for a trip to Rio and a restorative break, and fun factory staff are scouring the horizons for clues as to who will enter the lists to tilt at the vacant Baronies of Television and News, which close at the end of this week.

For News, The Independent this morning offers James Harding, the youngest ex-editor of The Times (Trinity, Cambridge); Peter Horrocks (Director of Global News at the BBC)(Christ's, Cambridge) and Nick Pollard (Birkenhead News).

For Television, the presumed list is acting Baron Roger Mosey (Wadham, Oxford), Danny Cohen of BBC1 (Lady Margaret, Oxford) and King of the North, Peter Salmon (Warwick).

These lists are by no means exclusive, and clearly deficient in gender balance.

At this time, we should also take note of those who are making what might be deemed positioning appearances. Peter Barron, ex Newsnight and now face of Google east of the USA (Manchester University) has been spotted in streets around BH, and also offered his thoughts on The Future of News recently at a lecture at Aston University.  Peter was billed as "a pioneer of online journalism".

Tomorrow, Channel 4's Chief Creative Officer, Jay Hunt (St John's, Cambridge), will address the Oxford Media Society (tickets a snip at £2).

  • Will the BBC have to build a special refrigerated wardrobe for ermine? Lord Hall of Birkenhead, (Keble, Oxford), Lord Patten of Barnes (Balliol) and Lord Bragg of Wigton (Wadham, Oxford) are to be joined by a new peer - Michael Berkeley, presenter of Radio 3's Private Passions (Royal Academy of Music). 

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