Ministerial boycott of Today was ‘welcomed by many’ listeners, says Nick Robinson

6 Mar

Today presenter Nick Robinson has claimed the recent “boycott” of the BBC Radio 4 news show by ministers had been welcomed by many listeners. Robinson said he was glad Health Secretary Matt Hancock had become the first minister to appear on Today since the general election, but that it was now time to look at … Continue reading “Ministerial boycott of Today was ‘welcomed by many’ listeners, says Nick Robinson”

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Calls for ‘responsible’ reporting on coronavirus as Government breaks Today and GMB boycott

3 Mar

Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on both traditional and social media to be “responsible” with their reporting on the coronavirus as he revealed the Government’s plans to tackle the outbreak. Speaking to journalists this morning, Johnson said: “We have all got to be very responsible. The media has an important role as does social media.” … Continue reading “Calls for ‘responsible’ reporting on coronavirus as Government breaks Today and GMB boycott”

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RAJARs: BBC Radio 4’s Today grows audience by 600,000 during election period

6 Feb

BBC Radio 4’s flagship current affairs programme Today grew its weekly audience by almost 600,000 people at the end of last year, during a busy news period that brought a rare December general election. New RAJAR radio audience data shows the Today programme reached 7.17m listeners between 16 September and 15 December 2019, up from … Continue reading “RAJARs: BBC Radio 4’s Today grows audience by 600,000 during election period”

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Today editor Sarah Sands resigns after BBC News announces major cuts

30 Jan

Today editor Sarah Sands will leave the flagship BBC Radio 4 news programme later this year, she has announced. Sands took a pay cut to join the programme in 2017 from her role as editor of the Evening Standard newspaper. The news comes a day after BBC News staff were told the department will lose … Continue reading “Today editor Sarah Sands resigns after BBC News announces major cuts”

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Beeb-rexit: Sarah Sands Standing Down

30 Jan

Guido has confirmed Matthew Moore‘s report this morning that the Today programme editor Sarah Sands has submitted her resignation, giving six months notice. After 3 years in the gruelling role she has decided she prefers programme sovereignty to the new BBC news model outlined yesterday, even if she accepts the financial logic of it. She […]

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Jeremy Hunt: 21 Rebels Must Accept Boris has a No Deal Mandate

24 Sep

Jeremy Hunt has returned to our airwaves this morning, appearing on Radio 4’s Today in his first interview since his post-leadership election holiday. Boy, how we missed the charismatic interventions of this political titan… Whilst the interview focussed mainly on the tensions with Iran, Hunt did proffer some thoughts on Boris’s expulsion of 21 rebels for […]

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