An ambitious newcomer

‘Does Mr Murdoch’s Times Radio have a chance? Commercial radio has not posed a significant threat to the BBC’s dominance in this sector since the corporation’s monopoly control of the airwaves ended in 1973’

The Age Of Cult Politics

New media technologies allow us to listen only to those we agree with. Journalists must fight that tendency

The Greatest Man I Ever Knew?

The rich, varied, and absorbing life, and careers, of John Freeman

Britain Still Needs The BBC

Despite everything, the BBC is still one of our great cultural forces

Left Foot Forward

A plethora of new Left-leaning French magazines show that in France the intellectuals remain socialist

Time For A Leaner BBC To Pay Its Way

John Whittingdale is a Culture Secretary who means business. He must stop W1A’s Europhiles from hijacking the EU referendum

Washington Blame Game

Was the journalist Judith Miller's bad intelligence to blame for the 2003 invasion of Iraq?

Predictable Pot-Shots At Auntie

The stifling right-wing press has adopted a cultish refusal to publish one good word about the BBC

Death By Clickbait

Online news’ thirst for traffic has sidelined polemics and transformed journalists into thieves and liars

Scrap The DCMS

"The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has done much harm and little good to the state of British arts."

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"