Jeremy Paxman

The Newsnight dilemma

October 2, 2008

Jim Gray, formerly of News­night, presides over Chan­nel 4 News. And Google’s Peter Bar­ron formerly of News­night, formerly of Chan­nel 4 News, formerly of News­night leaves an empty editor’s chair. Wouldn’t Gray be the best per­son to fill it? And the fact that Gray would not for one moment take that ser­i­ously, tells you everything you need […]

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The Trust Obsession

April 28, 2008

CNN bills itself as the most trus­ted name in news. Dir­ect­or-Gen­er­­al Mark Thompson reck­ons pub­lic trust is the life-blood of the BBC. Politi­cians and TV presenters wail and tear their clothes in pub­lic at the public’s loss of trust in the media. “Woe is us,” wails the col­lect­ive cry from the journ­al­ism pro­fes­sion, “they don’t […]

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