The Media Show on Radio 4 ran an interview last week with the BBC’s outgoing head of strategy, John Tate.
Tate says that ‘the public can play a greater role in running the BBC. Ways to find concrete expression to that should be part of the debate to come’.
Tate is giving a TEDx talk in Oxford on Sunday. I am curious to know what else he says about public participation in the governance of the BBC.
Personally I don’t think it will work because they’ll just want stories about Rihanna.
Much better to leave oversight to elected politicians who, as elected representatives in a heavily mediated system, have no conflicts of interest in matters of, um, media representation.