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The BBC: Imperfect Beauty

  • 4 December 2020
  • 1pm-2pm
  • Online

About this event

A talk delivered by Professor Jean Seaton as part of the Centre for Research in Communication and Culture (CRCC) seminar series.

The BBC faces epic challenges in international markets in the battle against misinformation highlighted by Covid.

It faces vast and important changes in how we communicate that have destabilised political systems. Unlike many British institutions it has a world reputation. So why has the government broken the proprieties around appointing a chair and why is it vulnerable to a well-funded campaign by competitors to reduce its revenue, and why was a spuriously public campaign to 'de-fund' it given such prominence by the press? How can the BBC survive?

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