Column / Investigation
The Crisis in British Journalism
Byline Times investigates media monopolies, their proximity to politicians, and how the punditocracy doesn't hold power to account
‘The Sharp End of the Stick: Latest BBC Scandal Shows how Hard it will be for the Corporation to Recover’
To survive, the broadcaster's governance needs to be completely overhauled, writes former BBC producer and journalist Patrick Howse
Patrick Howse reveals how a false BBC News alert that 100 Conservative MPs were backing Boris Johnson's new leadership bid spread quickly around the world
‘Emily Maitlis is Right – the BBC should be Telling the Public the Truth when the Government is Lying’
The Corporation does not know how to respond to the dangerous populism we find ourselves in, writes former BBC journalist Patrick Howse
Thanks to managers at the BBC, the outgoing Kuenssberg repeated lies rather than challenging them, says former BBC journalist Patrick Howse
Former BBC reporter Patrick Howse explains why comments this week by the corporation's head of editorial policy to a House of Lords committee are so concerning when it comes to the BBC's mission to 'inform, educate and entertain'
Former BBC producer Patrick Howse explores why the broadcaster is unwilling to speak truth to power over Brexit
A ‘Disturbing’ Appointment: BBC Continues to Appease Its Enemies as Sir Robbie Gibb is Welcomed to the Board
The appointment of a Brexiter member of the Conservative Party who has slammed the Corporation for its ‘woke-dominated group think’ is another worrying sign of its capture, says former BBC producer Patrick Howse
Former BBC reporter Patrick Howse speaks to those inside the corporation after Byline Times asked the BBC about its lack of coverage of Jennifer Arcuri’s new revelations of a four-year sexual affair with the now Prime Minister
The corporation’s biggest mistake was to court and give a platform to extreme voices, says former BBC journalist Patrick Howse
As the national broadcaster continues to provide a platform for Coronavirus fringe science, Patrick Howse explores how its airing of opinions not evidence, and prioritisation of political – rather than health – reporters could be lethal during the COVID-19 crisis
Patrick Howse reviews a new book about the forces raging against the BBC, and offers some solutions to the broadcaster’s current predicament
Former BBC reporter and producer Patrick Howse explores what Any Questions’ decision to invite former Brexit MEP Claire Fox onto the show reveals about the corporation’s wider problems
Former BBC producer Patrick Howse considers the different approaches of Laura Kuenssberg and Emily Maitlis and what this tells us about the state of the public service broadcaster.
Former BBC producer Patrick Howse speaks to those inside the Corporation about the threats facing it at the hands of Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings.
Former BBC producer Patrick Howse demolishes the arguments about the license fee but hears Tony Hall has been a 'Useful Idiot' for those who want to destroy the public service broadcaster.