Alternatives to the BBC licence fee
BBC
In Depth

Alternatives to the BBC licence fee

Broadcaster searching for other funding options amid government plans to axe current model
25 Jan 2022
Who will replace Laura Kuenssberg as BBC political editor?
Laura Kuenssberg interviewing Primer Minister Boris Johnson
Why we’re talking about . . .

Who will replace Laura Kuenssberg as BBC political editor?

Field opens up after Vicki Young rules herself out of race
20 Jan 2022
BBC licence fee: the pros and cons
BBC
In Depth

BBC licence fee: the pros and cons

Culture secretary signals that national broadcaster will have new funding model from 2027
17 Jan 2022
Who is leaking No. 10 partygate evidence?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

Who is leaking No. 10 partygate evidence?

Incendiary revelations from inside Downing Street are chipping away at Boris Johnson’s authority
21 Dec 2021
The BBC’s battle to retain top talent
Andrew Marr waves outside BBC building
Why we’re talking about . . .

The BBC’s battle to retain top talent

Andrew Marr exits as broadcaster launches ‘major reshuffle’ of remaining senior presenters
20 Dec 2021
Child soldiers, gender disparity and saving techno
A child soldier
Podcast

Child soldiers, gender disparity and saving techno

Why are more child soldiers being recruited? What can be done to close the gender pay gap? And would Unesco status kill the cool of Berlin’s club scen…
10 Dec 2021
Sienna Miller and The Sun: the scandal explained
Sienna Miller outside court
Getting to grips with . . .

Sienna Miller and The Sun: the scandal explained

Actress claims tabloid illegally sought medical records during her pregnancy
10 Dec 2021

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Can Donald Trump and Nigel Farage save GB News?
Nigel Farage and Donald Trump
In Review

Can Donald Trump and Nigel Farage save GB News?

'World exclusive' interview with former US president raises profile of struggling channel
2 Dec 2021
Is ‘Megxit’ misogynistic?
Meghan and Harry in black tie
Why we’re talking about . . .

Is ‘Megxit’ misogynistic?

Prince Harry is calling for the widely used term to be replaced
30 Nov 2021
Five revelations from the BBC’s Princes and the Press that sparked a royal feud
Harry and William
Behind the scenes

Five revelations from the BBC’s Princes and the Press that sparked a royal feud

Royals furious about two-part documentary that shines light on inner workings of the households
29 Nov 2021
Chinese journalists forced into lessons to ‘learn the party line’
Chinese Premier Xi Jinping
In Brief

Chinese journalists forced into lessons to ‘learn the party line’

State-accredited reporters to undergo training aimed at stamping out dissent
18 Oct 2021
What next for GB News after Andrew Neil quits?
Andrew Neil and Nigel Farage
In Depth

What next for GB News after Andrew Neil quits?

Veteran broadcaster presented only eight programmes for the floundering station
14 Sep 2021
Why the BBC is bracing for another hiring row with No. 10
BBC Broadcasting House
Behind the scenes

Why the BBC is bracing for another hiring row with No. 10

Resignation of powerful director of news expected to trigger further political fallout
9 Sep 2021
The government’s ‘escalation in hostilities’ against the BBC
BBC Broadcasting House
Why we’re talking about . . .

The government’s ‘escalation in hostilities’ against the BBC

Ministers reject plea for cost of licence fee to keep up with inflation
31 Aug 2021
Should the UK be worried about the Beta variant in Spain and France?
Holidaymakers on a beach in Spain
Expert’s view

Should the UK be worried about the Beta variant in Spain and France?

The resurgence of the South African variant in two popular holiday destinations will be a concern for the UK government
2 Aug 2021
Why ‘Freedom Day’ is a classic piece of propaganda
Freedom Day nightclub
Expert’s view

Why ‘Freedom Day’ is a classic piece of propaganda

Rhetoric is latest in long line of associations between Covid and the Second World War
19 Jul 2021
Robbie Gibb vs. Jess Brammar: inside the BBC hiring row
Robbie Gibb
Behind the scenes

Robbie Gibb vs. Jess Brammar: inside the BBC hiring row

Jacob Rees-Mogg joins the dispute that is testing the broadcaster’s independence
14 Jul 2021
Who will buy Channel 4?
Channel 4’s headquarters in Horseferry Road, London
Today’s big question

Who will buy Channel 4?

Privatisation of public-service network may attract bids from US streaming giants
24 Jun 2021
Everything we know so far about GB News
Andrew Neil
Fact file

Everything we know so far about GB News

Andrew Neil plans broadcasting ‘shake-up’ as head of the UK’s latest news channel
25 May 2021
‘Deceived and induced’: inquiry reveals how Martin Bashir landed Princess Diana interview
Princess Diana
Behind the scenes

‘Deceived and induced’: inquiry reveals how Martin Bashir landed Princess Diana interview

BBC said to be facing its ‘phone hacking moment’ as Dyson report is published
20 May 2021
What is cultural appropriation - and how can you spot it?
Justin Bieber
In Depth

What is cultural appropriation - and how can you spot it?

Justin Bieber accused of insensitivity after debuting new hairstyle
28 Apr 2021
Why is the BBC moving journalists out of London?
BBC Broadcasting House
Behind the scenes

Why is the BBC moving journalists out of London?

Broadcaster planning to relocate 400 roles to cities around the UK
19 Mar 2021
Inside Piers Morgan’s exit from Good Morning Britain
Piers Morgan in 2019
Behind the scenes

Inside Piers Morgan’s exit from Good Morning Britain

Host departs after clash with ITV executives over Meghan Markle mental health coverage
10 Mar 2021
How the world responded to Harry and Meghan
Harry and Meghan during their interview with Oprah Winfrey
Global lens

How the world responded to Harry and Meghan

As “The Firm” considers its next move - with the Queen reportedly vetoing a prepared statement last night - the world’s media are …
9 Mar 2021
Are Harry and Meghan pushing it with their request for press privacy?
Harry and Meghan
The latest on . . .

Are Harry and Meghan pushing it with their request for press privacy?

Couple have been accused of hypocrisy after granting interview to Oprah Winfrey
2 Mar 2021
New news, equality in space and small talk
A rocket blasting off
Podcast

New news, equality in space and small talk

Will new TV news channels threaten impartiality? Is space the final frontier for disability? And do we really need lessons in chit-chat?
19 Feb 2021
Why Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview is the ‘final straw’ for Royal Family
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on a visit to Canada House, London.
Today’s big question

Why Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview is the ‘final straw’ for Royal Family

Buckingham Palace reportedly blindsided by exclusive sit-down with chat show host
16 Feb 2021
MEPs urge EU to take ‘concrete’ action over Hungarian media crackdown
Viktor Orban addresses the Hungarian parliament in Budapest
Why we’re talking about . . .

MEPs urge EU to take ‘concrete’ action over Hungarian media crackdown

Demand comes as Viktor Orban strips last independent radio station of broadcast license
15 Feb 2021
What Meghan Markle’s court win means for Royal Family - and the media
Meghan and Harry Ch
Getting to grips with . . .

What Meghan Markle’s court win means for Royal Family - and the media

High Court judge rules that newspaper invaded Duchess of Sussex’s privacy by publishing personal letter to her estranged father
12 Feb 2021
Could The Spectator’s Salmond court case bring down Sturgeon?
Alex Salmond departs Edinburgh High Court in March 2020
Behind the scenes

Could The Spectator’s Salmond court case bring down Sturgeon?

Pundits believe legal challenge could trigger release of evidence that implicates Scottish first minister
11 Feb 2021
Does the media owe UK vaccine tsar Kate Bingham an apology?
Kate Bingham speaks on a panel during a brain health event
Today’s big question

Does the media owe UK vaccine tsar Kate Bingham an apology?

Her appointment by Boris Johnson triggered cronyism claims - but success of Covid jabs rollout is silencing critics
9 Feb 2021
2020 Quiz of the Year
Quiz of the year
In Brief

2020 Quiz of the Year

Have you been paying attention to the year’s biggest events?
26 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘We’re all paying the price’ of hard Brexit
The sun shines through clouds over the Palace of Westminster.
In Review

Instant Opinion: ‘We’re all paying the price’ of hard Brexit

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 7 December
7 Dec 2020
Tinder reveals UK’s top Covid-era chat-up lines
Dominic Cummings arrives home in London after giving a press conference regarding his Durham trip.
In Brief

Tinder reveals UK’s top Covid-era chat-up lines

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Dominic Cummings among most talked-about celebs on the dating app
7 Dec 2020
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