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Future of the BBC

01 April 2014

Culture, Media and Sport Committee takes evidence from media academics on the future of the BBC on 1 April 2014

Witnesses

Tuesday 1 April; room to be confirmed.

At 10.30am:

  • Professor Steven Barnett, Professor of Communications, University of Westminster
  • Professor Patrick Barwise, Emeritus Professor of Management and Marketing, London Business School
  • Professor Charlie Beckett, Department for Media and Communications, LSE
  • Lis Howell, Deputy Head of the Journalism Department, City University

Background

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee announced an inquiry into the Future of the BBC on 22 October 2013.

The Committee has started the debate on the future of the BBC in preparation for the review of its Royal Charter. The BBC’s current Charter comes to an end on 31 December 2016. During the course of the inquiry, the Committee expects to consider all aspects of the BBC including its purpose, scale, and funding and governance arrangements in the period beyond 2016.

Purpose of session

In this fourth session of the inquiry, the Committee is taking evidence from four media academics who have been considering the position of the BBC in advance of the Charter review. 

Further information

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