BBC Trust: cheerleader or critical friend?

October 20, 2009

As people who know me will be aware I think the present arrangements for governing the BBC (via the BBC Trust) are better than the previous ones (see my comment on Roy Greenslade’s blog from a while ago).

Here’s two topical links on this subject:

“Raymond Snoddy: The case against has not been proven”

Raymond Snoddy in his article asks one of the critical questions – if you don’t have something like the BBC Trust how exactly do you oversee the BBC?

While paidContent goes even further.

“BBC’s Regulator Isn’t A ‘Cheerleader’, It’s A Heckler”

Regardless of the rights or wrongs of individual decisions, at the moment the Trust doesn’t feel like a body which is simply going to do whatever BBC management wants…


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