media news

More stories in the latest issue:

media news

CUTS & BRUISES
Two separate incidents show how problematic the BBC’s new approach to its regional news coverage might be as it cuts a range of staff.

BRUM DEAL
BBC regional journalists have been told the new-look Inside Out investigative strand will be more centralised – which hacks say will mean dumbing-down.

GO FIGURE!
The BBC’s annual report and accounts are running late – ostensibly because of Covid delays, but also because its financial position is deteriorating rapidly.

ZERO KELVIN
The shutters are still up at Kelvin MacKenzie’s radio station Love Sport, which since the start of lockdown has broadcast nothing but classic rock tracks.

THE ROSS-INI OVERTURE
The Royal Opera House, under great financial strain, has David Ross as its new chairman – a moneybags with a questionable record of financial management.

SUGAR RUSH
Just as the government launches an anti-obesity drive, Coca-Cola and the Premier League encourage fans to mark a new season by drinking, er, Coke.

SEE YOU LATER, MODERATOR
Facebook has admitted that a shortage of moderation staff has affected its ability to deal with the flood of misinformation and repellent content.

PLUS: Dumb Britain, Ad Nauseam, Anti-Social Media & more.

To read all these stories in full, please buy issue 1529 of Private Eye - you can subscribe here and have the magazine delivered to your home every fortnight.

Next issue on sale: 6th October 2020
gnitty
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
ONLY IN THE MAGAZINE
Private Eye Issue 1529
In This Issue
Temporary ‘Nightingale’ universities to be built across UK to resolve clearing crisis… Is Russia meddling in Russian election after attempted murder of opposition leader?:... Steve Bannon charged with fraud for ‘passing off Donald Trump as a president’… Me and My Spoon, with Dido Harding… UK adds UK to 14-day quarantine list… Scientists amazed to find small amounts of water amidst all the plastic in world’s oceans… ‘I’m not Trump’ – That historic Biden campaign speech in full… Harry and Meghan: Our Blueprint for the Future of Humanity, as told to Craig Brown

Wealth cheques
The ex-ministers and others cashing in

Operatic tenners
New ROH chair has a wealth of (bad) experience

Virgin rescue
How billionaire Beardie pulled it off

Read these stories and much more - only in the magazine. Subscribe here to get delivery direct to your home and never miss an issue!
ONLY £2.00
SUBSCRIBE HERE
NEXT ISSUE ON SALE
6th October 2020
WHY SUBSCRIBE?
Private Eye Issue 1528
MORE FROM PRIVATE EYE