Academics urged to give views on BBC Charter Review

Academics urged to give views on BBC Charter Review

Journalism academics have been invited to sign a letter from MeCCSA expressing concerns about the BBC Charter Review. (image: David Holt / Flickr) Natalie Fenton, Chair of MeCCSA, writes: "This Charter Review signals the most serious challenge to the purposes and funding of the BBC in a generation. Whatever your views on the future funding, scope and purpose of the BBC, as teachers and researchers in the field we encourage you to make sure your concerns are heard." The Consultation ends on 8th October 2015. MeCCSA will be submitting this letter, addressed to John Whittingdale, along with the MeCCSA response to the consultation. Academics are also urged to contact their own MPs and sign the letter: http://www.meccsa.org.uk/responses/bbc-charter-review/   Letter to John Whittingdale: As teachers and researchers in media and journalism, we are surprised and concerned that the terms of the consultation based on the government's Green Paper on BBC Charter Review are so skewed; they are so preoccupied with an assumed negative impact of the BBC on...
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