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 […]


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 […]