Some interesting details — if true — in the Sunday Times on the UK intelligence service and Sean Langan’s disappearance.
Channel 4’s Grand Designs Live, is built around asking viewers to vote on three properties. Here is the problem: the first property featured has a massive advantage over the last property in terms of motivating people to vote. [Updated] Two three four nights out of three four five, the first property featured has won… Can Channel 4 not come […]
I haven’t put pen to paper on the Ofcom PSB review. The review is thorough but transparent, the best take on it is from Ofcomwatch — I’ve added a link to a pdf of Stigler’s seminal article. Nobel winner George Stigler famously observed [pdf] that firms often acquire policy or regulation so as to serve their interest, […]
Remember these headlines? TV news ‘a turn-off for young and ethnic minorities’: Ofcom says solution could be to axe impartiality rules: BBC fears lost generation as audiences dwindle — The Guardian Ofcom may give all-clear for politically biased news — The Times US-style TV news to pull in younger viewers — The Evening Standard Yes. […]