Has Rupert Murdoch backed the wrong horse?
However much the liberal press claims that there is a secret deal between the Conservative Party and Rupert Murdoch’s News International, there probably isn’t one. There are two important reasons: firstly, this is not the way these things are done; secondly, and more importantly, there is no [...]
Commenting on the plans announced by Mark Thompson, Director-General of the BBC, to close BBC Radio 6 Music, Ben Bradshaw, the Culture Secretary, said: “I welcome that the BBC is thinking hard about what it does and where it should focus in future, but politicians should avoid compromising the BBC’s independence by giving a [...]
Jonathan Ross’ agent has announced he won’t be seeking to renegotiate his contract with the BBC. Although Ross claimed his decision was ‘not financially motivated’ this is an important lesson for all senior managers who often accept without question what remuneration consultants tell them: if you pay an employee you value a ridiculous £18 million over [...]