Posts Tagged “Media”

Digital Britain: Lib Dems to oppose BBC licence fee top-slicing

by Stephen Tall on June 16, 2009

The Government has just published its Digital Britain report, detailing the UK government’s strategy for broadband and digital content. The Guardian has a quick summary of its conclusions: • Illegal filesharing is “tantamount to theft”, repeat offenders will have their (…)

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Who’s winning the expectations battle?

by Stephen Tall on June 3, 2009

If there’s one thing which worries most party bosses before an election, it is how they manage media expectations of the results. For it is how the media reports this Thursday’s election results which will by and large determine whether (…)

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What has the Telegraph done for the reputation of journalism?

by Stephen Tall on May 16, 2009

If there’s an advantage that comes from not being either a current MP, nor an aspirant MP, it is at least that I can ask a question like this without being lynched by the baying mob. And I’m not going (…)

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What 'Smeargate' tells us about media news reporting

by Stephen Tall on April 21, 2009

The last couple of days have seen a flurry of new, post-Easter weekend polls. As LDV’s regular readers will know, we don’t cover individual polls, preferring to round them up on a monthly basis rather than become over-excited by any (…)

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Paul Staines: not the Messiah, just a very naughty boy

by Stephen Tall on April 18, 2009

A week ago, Damian McBride was still the Prime Minister’s chief media advisor, and LabourList’s Derek Draper was attempting to laugh off as blokeish banter the emails which implicated Number 10 in smears against senior Tories. But, then, we know (…)

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NEW POLL: was the BBC right to ban Carol Thatcher from The One Show?

by Stephen Tall on February 5, 2009

I’ve avoided for as long as possible the uber-hyped ‘nowtrage’ over Carol Thatcher’s off-air-but-in-the-studio comment that a still-to-be-identified tennis player looks like a ‘golliwog’. It does of course pose lots of interesting questions for liberals: the conflict between freedom of (…)

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Clegg set to spell out Lib Dem post-election demands

by Stephen Tall on February 2, 2009

There’s a rather remarkable feature in today’s Independent – a fair and balanced feature article highlighting Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg’s town hall tours. The first part focuses on what Nick’s learned from the process, and how he feels these (…)

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