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Extract: 'How the BBC leans to the right'

Social scientists like myself like to see claims and assertions enlightened by a solid body of evidence.

Lord Hall said the BBC World Service had survived and thrived because of its capacity for change, while remaining true to its values

Tony Hall: The BBC World Service's funding may change – standards will not

The BBC has a clear set of values wherever it operates – impartiality, accuracy, diversity of opinion and fairness

The Only Way is Ethics: A new forum for readers to say what they want to say – not all of it bad, I hope

Ethics is a serious business; even in the media. To undermine its seriousness by using a pun headline to draw people in would surely be unethical, wouldn’t it?

More talented print journalists are moving into television news

Ian Burrell: Broadcasters’ new recruitment policy shows that somebody still loves newspaper reporters

The Media Column: Behind the camera, too, Television news is looking to newspapers

Ian Burrell: The Conversation will grow louder

The Media Column

Ian Burrell: 'You might get a good sitcom out of it' – the belated tarnishing of Mark Thompson's BBC career

“You might get a good sitcom out of it.” Those final words from an MP signalled the end of a succession of parliamentary hearings over bungled technology and executive pay-offs that have taken the gloss off Mark Thompson’s time running the BBC.

Ian Burrell: The long way back to the BBC for Lesley Douglas

It’s more than five years since the “Sachsgate” scandal at BBC Radio 2. Presenter Russell Brand and guest Jonathan Ross overstepped the mark in leaving lewd voicemail messages for actor Andrew Sachs, referring to his granddaughter.

Ian Burrell: Jeremy Clarkson’s tour de farce

Walking in London last week I saw a pair of cyclists in fluorescent jackets, one of whom was Jeremy Clarkson. When I returned 10 minutes later, he had made little progress and was doing a piece to camera at the kerbside with Top Gear colleague James May.

Ian Burrell: One casualty of the digital revolution we should not lament – the old-school newsroom bully

It is at the BBC, of all places, that allegations of bullying have been loudest

Ian Burrell: After Adam Boulton, where have all the political editors gone?

What’s going on in the parliamentary lobby? Adam Boulton’s decision to stand down as political editor of Sky News after 25 years and five elections appears to mark the end of an era. Boulton will present an evening show on Sky News.

Ian BurrellL: Vice forges innovative partnership

As the old boundaries between journalism and PR continue to shift with the development of the internet, some news organisations are finding innovative ways to work with partner organisations and amplify the impact of stories.

Ian Burrell: Once-impressive feats of gonzo journalism have lost their lustre since George Plimpton’s pioneering days as a universal amateur

In Plimpton’s time, his locker-room colleagues were impressed with his efforts

Fungi and his dog in Channel 4's 'Benefits Street'

Ian Burrell: As corporate PR plunges into digital and social media, does it still need the traditional press?

It’s six years since Nick Davies came up with the term “churnalism” and denounced the cosy relationship of the news media and the public relations industry in his book Flat Earth News.

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