BBC gets new business editor, but continues to ignore PF Blog Discussion

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  • Clariman
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    A very good point Martin. It has often seemed wrong that BBC Online's "Money" section (which does carry some PF stories) is under the Business heading. I bet half of BBC Online users don't even know it's there ! At least I now know the reason for this.

    Clariman
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  • darbooka
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    If BBC had a personal finance editor with integrity, they would have to be doing (or dodging) stories on the dispicable TV license fee, and how the BBC imposes over 10 quid a month on anyone with a TV set (in many cases forcing families to endure more than the cost of purchasing a new TV each and every year).
  • intel
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    darbooka wrote:
    If BBC had a personal finance editor with integrity, they would have to be doing (or dodging) stories on the dispicable TV license fee, and how the BBC imposes over 10 quid a month on anyone with a TV set (in many cases forcing families to endure more than the cost of purchasing a new TV each and every year).


    Thats a very good point, I can see the Headlines. BBC puts you in debt.

    Thats why I say I belong to the Plymouth Brethren
  • Clariman
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    darbooka wrote:
    If BBC had a personal finance editor with integrity, they would have to be doing (or dodging) stories on the dispicable TV license fee, and how the BBC imposes over 10 quid a month on anyone with a TV set (in many cases forcing families to endure more than the cost of purchasing a new TV each and every year).

    I have never understood why people rant so much about £10 per month for a TV license which supports some of the best programme making that there is around, while so many people happily spend 5 times that much on satellite or cable television !

    Clariman
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  • intel
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    Its about freedom of Choice Vs Money.

    I think this is going off topic... (Sorry)
  • Clariman
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    intel wrote:
    Its about freedom of Choice Vs Money.

    I think this is going off topic... (Sorry)

    It is - let's leave it there then :)
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  • bunking_off
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    I believe that the BBC do have individual journos working on personal finance - e.g. there are at least two on Working Lunch who major on consumer rather than city issues. However, would concede Martin's point that it'd be useful for them to have someone to wheel out to speak on more mainstream news broadcasts.
    I really must stop loafing and get back to work...
  • MSE_Martin
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    Glad we ended the licence fee discussion. That's already been covered in plenty elsewhere on the site.

    As for B_O. I agree with you, in fact Simon Gompertz is one of my suggestions for the job. What it is important to understand is News Programmes are a seperate beast, and it is within news where there is no-one.

    Martin
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  • EdInvestor
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    There’s no shortage of good candidates such as the very experienced Paul Lewis MoneyBox presenter, Patrick Collinson PF Editor of the Guardian, Simon Gompertz off Working Lunch, Jeff Prestridge from the Mail on Sunday, David Prosser of the Indy or take someone like the talented Richard Dyson on the Mail on Sunday as a correspondent with a view to moving him up later (sadly only men sprang to mind, I’m sure they’re are some great female PF hacks who should be in the fray too, but as I’m writing at speed none popped into the grey cells).

    Maybe the BBC thinks it's got PF covered with yourself, Paul Lewis and Working Lunch? And that people are really only interested in house prices?[I see they've figured out the difference between house prices falling and house price inflation falling at last, which is a relief :)]

    I'd suggest Lorna Burke (Citywire/Independent) as a standout candidate for the job.Liz Dolan at the Sunday Telegraph is also excellent.
    Trying to keep it simple...;)
  • MSE_Martin
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    Good call with Lorna and Liz D. I dont know them that well but think they'd be good. The Beeb certainly doesn't consider me part of its stable - Im radio 2 but only one progamme and am not looked upon particularly fondly by the rest. I've never been on BBC news....
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