ITV to revamp news operation as Hutton blasts BBC editorial

January 2004
Campaign;1/30/2004, Issue 5, p3
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Judge Lord Hutton has called the editorial reputation of BBC News company into question in his report into the death of the government weapons inspector David Kelly. Hutton describes the BBC's editorial system as "defective" and criticizes its management for failing to examine the notes of the "Today" programme reporter Andrew Gilligan's interview with Kelly. While this criticism is likely to lead to intense scrutiny of the BBC's governance structure, particularly in light of the BBC's Charter renewal in 2006, the industry will be watching to see what effect this damage to credibility has on long-term television news viewing.


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