As for August 2023, what have we missed?
1) To be honest, Sir Mark Thompson had quite the CV anyway…
2004 – 2012 Director General of the BBC
2012 – 2020 CEO of the New York Times Company
It’s even better now. The latest line on the resume is top dog at CNN – struggling with falling ratings and internal discontent at the editorial direction of the news channel. The months ahead will be watched closely.
2) GB News decided to commission a poll asking whether people were comfortable with politicians as presenters. 60% of respondents said no, which is awkward given their schedules are stuffed to the rafters with them.
“Politicians are politicians and journalists are journalists. We should stick to doing our own knitting.” Andrew Neil
The Guardian argues Ofcom needs to get its house in order…
3) Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell are now hosting Saturday and Sunday episodes of the BBC’s most listened to podcast – Newscast.
4) Every single national newspaper saw a year-on-year print circulation decline in July, according to the latest figures.