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Lords question Media Minister, BBC and ITN bosses on the future of journalism

13 July 2020

The Communications and Digital Committee holds its penultimate evidence session when it takes evidence from government minister John Whittingdale and BBC and ITN managers as part of its inquiry into the future of journalism.


Tuesday 14 July at 3.00pm
Virtual meeting

  • Rt Hon John Whittingdale OBE MP, Minister of State for Media and Data, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

At 4.00pm

  • Jamie Angus, Director, World Service Group, BBC
  • David Jordan, Director, Editorial Policy and Standards, BBC
  • Anna Mallett, Chief Executive Officer, ITN

Possible questions

Possible questions to the Minister include:

  • Will the government commit to implementing the Competition and Marketing Authority's recommendations on online platforms and digital advertising?
  • Does the government plan to give regulator Ofcom greater powers to monitor the diversity of broadcast journalists?
  • What is the government doing to promote media literacy among older audiences?

Possible questions to the BBC and ITN include:

  • How do you ensure that your journalists maintain impartiality on Twitter?
  • How could public policy remove systemic barriers to the recruitment and retention of people from under-represented backgrounds?
  • How do you ensure that there is diversity of thought in your newsrooms and that your news reflects the concerns of all audiences?

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