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Subject:

Re: Re-shaping Today's BBC for Tomorrow - BBC Chairman Speaks to Licence Fee Payers

From:

"Beveridge, Robert" <[log in to unmask]>

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Media, Communications & Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) - Policy Network" <[log in to unmask]>

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Sun, 16 May 2010 21:14:48 +0100

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also worried abt fowler and the new chair of bbc exec board and the power of the neds

suspect they want lyons out

robert B
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From: Media, Communications & Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) - Policy Network [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Elan Closs Stephens [ecs] [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 16 May 2010 21:08
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Re-shaping Today's BBC for Tomorrow - BBC Chairman Speaks to Licence Fee Payers

Does the Liberal Democrat manifesto position oppose the Digital Britain proposals?
Elan

From: Media, Communications & Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) - Policy Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Julian Petley
Sent: 13 May 2010 12:02
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Re-shaping Today's BBC for Tomorrow - BBC Chairman Speaks to Licence Fee Payers

I suspect that the new government may be too busy with other things to worry much about ICT policy for some time. However, I’d certainly be interested in having a meeting on this.

All the best, Julian.


Julian Petley,
Professor of Screen Media and Journalism,
School of Arts,
Brunel University,
Uxbridge,
UB8 3PH.

Direct line: 01895 265479



From: Media, Communications & Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) - Policy Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Messenger Davies Maire
Sent: 12 May 2010 23:41
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: FW: Re-shaping Today's BBC for Tomorrow - BBC Chairman Speaks to Licence Fee Payers


Some members of the list will already know about this forthcoming meeting, but others may not - and may be interested in going to this event.

There's also been some interest in having a policy meeting in response to Christian Fuchs' long email about ICT policies post election. Could people say whether they would be interested in taking this forward?

Jonathan (Breckon) - might it be something you/the AHRC would be interested in?

best

Máire

Professor Máire Messenger Davies, PhD, FRSA
Director, Centre for Media Research,
School of Media, Film and Journalism
University of Ulster
Cromore Rd, Coleraine BT52 1SA
Telephone: +44(0)28324069
www.arts.ulster.ac.uk/media/cmr.html
NEW BOOK OUT - http://www.openup.co.uk/children_media





-----Original Message-----
From: Linda Forbes [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wed 5/12/2010 3:51 PM
To: Info
Subject: Re-shaping Today's BBC for Tomorrow - BBC Chairman Speaks to Licence Fee Payers

Dear Colleague



I can now confirm the arrangements for the VLV Evening Seminar with Sir
Michael Lyons, Chairman of the BBC Trust, on Wednesday, 30th June from
6.30 - 7.45pm.  It will be held at the Society of Antiquaries,
Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1. Coffee and tea will be
available from 6.15pm.

"Re-shaping the BBC for Tomorrow"  is the title for Sir Michael's
address.     Patrick Barwise, Professor Emeritus, Management and
Marketing, The London Business School, will be in the chair.

Last year the BBC Trust challenged the Director General to carry out a
full-scale review of the BBC's strategy, to decide what the future
direction of the Corporation ought to be. The Trust is currently
consulting on the Director General's proposals with a view to publishing
interim conclusions in the summer. The consultation can be found on the
Trust's website: WWW.BBC.co.uk/BBCTrust  The deadline for submissions is
25th May.  We urge everyone who cares about the future of the BBC and
the quality of British broadcasting to respond.

On 30th June, Sir Michael will use the speech to set out the latest
developments as he considers the challenges the BBC faces in a rapidly
shifting economic and political environment. In particular, he will
consider the appropriate scope and role of the BBC and its place in
British civic life.

Sir Michael said: "The BBC needs to constantly evolve to meet public
expectations. The Trust's role is to guide the BBC through this process
and ensure an end result that really delivers for licence fee payers.

"As the Trust begins to formulate emerging conclusions through the
Strategy Review, this event provides an opportunity to share latest
thinking and for me to hear from licence fee payers what they think the
BBC's priorities should be."

VLV welcomes Sir Michael's agreement to speak and take questions at this
critically important time.  The BBC, and the public service values it
embodies, play a vital part in British democracy and culture.  It should
set a standard to which all others aspire.  Any diminution in that role
or the BBC's ability to fulfill it, would impoverish the quality both of
our national life and the lives of individual licence fee payers.

Professor Barwise is a distinguished economist with a great
understanding of the financial, technical and social pressures now
driving change in the media landscape. We look forward to a lively and
informative evening.



I attach an application form for you to complete. Please pass it on to
contacts concerned about the future of the BBC and the future of public
service broadcasting.



 For further information and tickets, please contact our conference
administrator, [log in to unmask]  or call her on 01474 352835. Or
visit www.VLV.org.uk



We look forward to hearing from you



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Jocelyn Hay CBE

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Voice of the Listener & Viewer (VLV)



Voice of the Listener & Viewer

PO Box 401, Gravesend, Kent DA12 9FY

Tel: 01474 352835

Email: [log in to unmask]

Website: www.vlv.org.uk



Voice of the Listener & Viewer (VLV) is an independend,
non-profit-making association, free from political, commercial and
sectarian affiliations, working for quality and diversity in British
broadcasting and new media.  VLV represents the interests of listeners
and viewers as citizens and consumers across the full range of
broasdcasting issues.  VLV is concerned with the structures, regulation,
funding and institutions that underpin the British broadcasting system.



Forthcoming VLV events:



An evening seminar with Sir Michael Lyons, Chairman of the BBC Trust on
Wednesday 30th June 6.30pm - 7.45pm (registration 6pm) at The Society of
Antiquaries of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1.  Sir
Michael will consider the challenges facing the BBC, provide an update
on progress with the Strategy Review and take questions.  Paddy Barwise,
Professor Emeritus of Management and Marketing, London Business School
and Chairman of Which, will be in the Chair.



For tickets/enquiries please contact Linda Forbes, Conference
Administrator,

tel: 01474 352835 email: [log in to unmask] or visit www.vlv.org.uk



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