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In search of a mystery yodeller
During a round-up of the Sunday papers on Radio 4's Broadcasting House, the programme inadvertently cut to a snippet of Jesus Put a Yodel in My Soul.
Mon May 20, 2013
BBC told to improve online local news
Review by the BBC Trust says web services have improved, but coverage of regional news is 'not particularly comprehensive' a Click here to read the BBC Trust report A BBC Trust report has said online services have improved since its last review in 2008, but local coverage needs to be developed.
Thu May 16, 2013
It's not just older women. Broadcasters are failing to hire ethnic minority presenters too
Harriet Harman MP missed something on this morning's Radio 4 Today programme. Yes, the issue of the paucity older women appearing on British television remains a very relevant one, ever since the BBC axed Moira Stuart in 2007.
Ian Katz is the new editor of Newsnight
Shockwaves this morning in both Fleet Street and BBC land as the news trickles through the Guardian's bridesmaid, but never the bride, Ian Katz, is finally bored of waiting for Alan Rusbridger to retire and has jumped ship to the comforting arms of the BBC.
Wed May 15, 2013
BBC iPlayer is available on Windows Phone 8
BRITISH BROADCASTING HOUSE the BBC has finally made its iPlayer app available to download from the Windows Phone store, following its launch back in March .
Mon May 13, 2013
John Humphrys wins Sony Award for interview with former BBC director-general George Entwistle
Jurors in the trial of Mark Bridger today heard from forensic scientists, who described how a 'drip trail' of blood matching April Jones' DNA was found in his home Ireland outside-half Jonny Sexton is favourite to wear the No.10 jersey for Warren Gatland's Lions against Australia this summer One of the classic medieval murder mysteries in the ... (more)
Kevin Spacey To Deliver MacTaggart Lecture; Speech Usually Given By Major Uk TV Execs
In a first for a Hollywood star, Kevin Spacey will deliver the keynote MacTaggart Lecture at the Edinburgh International TV Festival in August.
Today's media stories from the papers
Our roundup of the day's media stories, including the latest on the Bafta TV awards and Kevin Spacey lined up for the MacTaggart lecture If you are viewing this on the web and would like to get our email every morning, please click here Olivia Colman wins twice at TV Baftas BBC's coverage of Olympics loses out to Channel 4's Paralympics programming ... (more)
Sun May 12, 2013
Media Monkey: BBC4 job to shrink; NBC taps Turness
Radios 1 and 2 already have similar set-ups, for 1Xtra and 6 Music respectively; and if Zai Bennett becomes BBC1 controller in succession to Danny Cohen, as many expect, it will be a natural step for him, like Hadlow, to oversee both his new domain and his former one.
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BBC Radio 4 programme interrupted by yodelling
Less highbrow listeners might have thought it was an improvement, but regular followers of Radio 4's news show Broadcasting House were a tad confused when it was interrupted by a rendition of gospel song Jesus Put A Yodel In My Soul.
Sat May 11, 2013
The Apprentice looks tired, and the man behind The Killing will be missed
Tony Hall's new BBC team should think again about The Apprentice - now in a sixth weary season - but also about what once-sparkling BBC4 is for When Mark Thompson took over as BBC director general nine years ago, he vowed to clear away the detritus of old, tired shows running from formulaic memory year after year, sustained only in some television ... (more)
Fri May 10, 2013
Cheers! Newswoman Deborah Turness Moves From ITV To NBC
With NBC reportedly turning to a Brit Deborah Turness to be the first female head of a U.S. network news division, here's a view of the development from across the pond.
BBC newsroom criticised by staff over health and safety concerns
It was supposed to provide an exciting backdrop to BBC News bulletins and open the corporation up to the public, but staff have complained that the corporation's new glass-plated newsroom makes them feel like pandas in a zoo.
What is visual journalism?
So what is visual journalism? It's a question I get asked a lot - not just by friends and family but by many colleagues in the more traditional walks of media life.
Rat's showbusiness - rodents galore at the BBC | Media Monkey
You heard it here first. Back in April, Monkey brought you a story from the Sun about rodent sightings at the BBC's shiny New Broadcasting House .
Thu May 09, 2013
Inside the Box: C4's old guard face a pay cut
Stars including Mary Portas face major pay cuts in future deals after they failed to deliver much-needed hit shows to Channel 4 Channel 4 is facing a ratings crisis, putting its biggest names, including Gordon Ramsay, Hilary Devey, Gok Wan and Mary Portas, under pressure.
Wed May 08, 2013
Alex Ferguson: fierce sense of right and wrong led to epic rows | Owen Gibson
Photograph: Tom Jenkins for the Guardian The list is long and eclectic. It takes in multimillionaire racehorse owners John Magnier and JP McManus, the BBC's Alan Green, ArsA ne Wenger, Paul Ince and Kevin Keegan.
Security at BBC's new 1bn HQ is so tight 'paramedics were stopped...
Paramedics were told they could not rush to the aid of a BBC staff member who appeared to be having a cardiac arrest in the newsroom because of strict rules designed to regulate on-screen behaviour, it has been reported.
Mon May 06, 2013
Bruno Mars and Biffy Clyro to headline Radio One's Big Weekend
Bruno Mars, Biffy Clyro and Calvin Harris have been announced as the headliners for BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend 2013 which will take place in Derry from May 24-26. Nick Grimshaw broke the news this morning on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show, announcing over 40 of the biggest and hottest bands and artists playing over three days in one of Europe's largest ... (more)