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BBC Chairman Pleas For Broadcaster To Restore Trust

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

* BBC Trust head says changes must be made * Director general quit over "shoddy" journalism * Government warns broadcast...

Another Crisis Hits BBC | Posted 01.09.2013 | Media

The BBC is mired in a fresh crisis after the key witness in a Newsnight report alleging that senior Tory Lord McAlpine was a paedophile admitted that ...

A Teachable Moment About the U.S. Election -- Thanks to Foreign News

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 01.05.2013 | Parents
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Driving this morning with my 9-year-old and half-listening to the BBC news on the radio yielded a nice, teachable moment.

Diversity Coming To 'Downton Abbey'?

Posted 11.05.2012 | TV

Change is coming to Downton. According to series creator Julian Fellowes, another season of "Downton Abbey" wouldn't be complete without the inclu...

Former BBC Chief Missed Red Flags In Sex Abuse Scandal | Posted 01.05.2013 | Media

LONDON -- Last March, Mark Thompson addressed the Royal Television Society and took proud stock of his time leading the BBC, Britain's publicly financ...

Patt in the Hat: Not Coming Back??

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 12.31.2012 | Media
Carol Muske-Dukes

We, the listeners, do not need more global "crawl" or "personality" programming -- we need what Patt has under her hat -- and, until recently, shared on the air-waves. That famous hat is now sitting in the ring. Who will pick it up?

Breaking the Silence: The Media and Male Sexual Abuse

Vivian Norris | Posted 10.24.2012 | Media
Vivian Norris

During the past few years we have finally been hearing more about an epidemic of sexual abuse of children , and thankfully, a few prosecutions. The pe...

Why US Foreign Policy Matters for British Media

Jake_Reiner | Posted 12.23.2012 | Media

The candidates weren't the only ones who prepared vigorously for the final battle. Across the pond, the lead up to the final debate was the cover story for many newspapers.

Transformation in Media Means Transforming Ourselves

Vivian Norris | Posted 10.22.2012 | Media
Vivian Norris

I kept wondering about those who own and control and create much of the media and how much if any time they spend on meditation, creating consciousness and how what they do affects all of us.

Debate Coverage: British Edition

Jake_Reiner | Posted 12.20.2012 | College

Putting a foreign lens on American politics makes the most sense in terms of getting voters to make their own informed decisions. I knew watching the BBC that before the post-debate recap started it was not going to push a candidate in my direction.

BBC Abuse Scandal Creates Headache For NYT CEO

Reuters | Posted 12.17.2012 | Media

By Jennifer Saba Oct 17 (Reuters) - The erupting scandal at Britain's public broadcaster, the BBC, over allegations of sexual abuse in...

BBC World News Head: IP-Delivered Video News to Best Cable/Satellite

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.30.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

LONDON -- With video consumption booming via mobile devices in emerging regions, including Africa and Indonesia, along with adoption of IP-connected T...

The New 'Downton Abbey'

Erin Ruberry | Posted 12.02.2012 | TV
Erin Ruberry

The British import, which premiered in the U.S. on PBS Sunday night, transplants Downton's formula for success (British period drama with plenty of plot twists) from the English countryside in the early 1920's to a working class neighborhood in 1950's London.

'Downton Abbey' Prequel Could Happen

Posted 09.28.2012 | TV

Ever wondered about Earl and Lady Grantham's life pre-Downton? "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes wants to work on the story of Robert (Hugh ...

Biker Dad Crashes, Survives Incredible Odds

Posted 09.19.2012 | Good News

When Sharon Margrave helped police search for her missing brother, Anthony, she expected the worst. "I thought he was dead, I really thought that ...

18-Year-Old Snags MAJOR Publishing Deal For Vampire Novel!

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 09.10.2012 | Teen

Is Abigail Gibbs the next Stephanie Meyer? You may not have heard of her yet, but the 18-year-old just signed a six-figure deal with HarperCollins for...

Behind-the-Scenes News Video Rising in Popularity, BBC News Heads Says

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.30.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

LONDON -- Online news consumers often watch timeline videos, raw videos and analysis of breaking news, but by and large it's still hard to predict whi...

TechScape: Is Your Grandma Facebooking & Tweeting?

Bill_Robinson | Posted 09.04.2012 | Technology

For too long now, our Seniors have been disconnected en masse from the Internet ... disconnected from the outside world in many ways. If they're in poor health or house-bound, they may be isolated, lonely and alone.

New Study: Global News Sites Poorly Covered the Olympics in Photos

Susan Moeller | Posted 10.28.2012 | Media
Susan Moeller

A new study of 20 major media outlets used the image-curating website Pinterest to help measure the photographic coverage of four days of the Olympics.

A Re-imagined Ancient Mariner Calls for Change

John Lundberg | Posted 08.26.2012 | Arts
John Lundberg

Michael Bloor, a professor at Cardiff University's Seafarers International Research Centre, has spent twelve years uncovering the harsh and unjust working conditions faced by an often overlooked group: the roughly one million mariners around the world.

BBC Chief Named New York Times CEO

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.14.2012 | Media

Mark Thompson, the outgoing head of the BBC, is set to become the next CEO of the New York Times, the paper announced Tuesday. Thompson will begin ...

So, BBC, Are There Any Other Nations Competing in the Olympics?

Chad Barr | Posted 08.14.2012 | Sports
Chad Barr

Where is the coverage of other nations' athletes at the Olympics?

TV Guide Meet Twitter: Making Your Own Appointment Television

Caryn Ward | Posted 10.14.2012 | TV
Caryn Ward

Social media didn't just help me know when to watch during the Olympics, it also helped me enjoy what I was watching. I am a sucker for snarky and witty -- that's not something you get from the television commentary.

Fusion Reactor Plan Called 'Humankind's Most Ambitious Scientific Project'

BBC News | Posted 08.13.2012 | Science

In the dusty highlands of Provence in southern France, workers have excavated a vast rectangular pit 17 metres (56 feet) down into the unforgiving roc...

BBC Strikes Olympics Deal | Posted 09.29.2012 | Media

Fans of BBC Radio 4's Today and Chris Evans's breakfast show on Radio 2 will once again be able to hear them online overseas after the corporation res...