The extreme case

Labour MP and DCMS Select Committee member Derek Wyatt has laid out the case for radical reform of the BBC – cutting it back to Radio 2, Radio 4 and BBC2 and scrapping or privatising everything else. He says “it is outrageous how much the BBC spends, unchecked by its pathetic board of governors, on… Continue reading The extreme case

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A sunny day in Soho

It was a beautiful day in Soho. Spring is definitely in the air.

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Online in Soho

Blogging live via T-Mobile wi-fi from Star bucks in Wardour Street (about which I am, of course, very excited). Hotfoot from lunch with a headhunter who thinks all this blogging lark is so much self-obsession. What can she possibly mean?

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Bowblog merchandise!

I’ve always liked Cafe Press – a really simple way of creating and selling custom merchandise without actually having to do anything – so I thought I’d have a play with it and make some bowblog merch based on drawings by my son Oliver. Since there really is no good reason for you buy this… Continue reading Bowblog merchandise!

Massive sense of proportion failure

Is it just me or is it completely inappropriate to send a boy whose main crime seems to be a chronic case of adolescent alienation to jail for two years for the undoubtedly mischievous creation of a computer virus?

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Is this cool?

Or is it just completely trivial? My referrer log suggests I made it onto the Top-100 Most Linked-To Pages in the Last Three Hours page at Weblogs.com. I think this means that quite a lot of weblogs listed at Weblogs.com have linked to Bowblog. Sounds like a good thing to me.

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Carter gets it

How does 15 years working his way up the greasy pole in an ad agency followed by two years in the number two spot at a collapsing cable firm prepare Stephen Carter for the hot seat at Ofcom? Carter’s job now is to rope together 600 people from five utterly different agencies – including hundreds… Continue reading Carter gets it

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How news is made

Matt Wells writes up last week’s Oxford Media Convention in The Guardian. He focuses on Tessa Jowell’s broad hint that Greg Dyke “can’t take the licence fee for granted” at charter renewal in 2006. For me, this is a fascinating insight into the political management of news. If you’d attended the conference (as I did)… Continue reading How news is made

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Thin Media

Milverton Wallace, the NetMedia man, sent me this interview with the man who apparently coined the phrase ‘

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