Café Culture North East presents "Is the BBC Worth Saving?": Tom Mills in conversation with Peter York. Part of our Café Culturel programme.
The BBC is one of the most important political and cultural institutions in Britain. Though it is seen as a trusted news source in a world of “fake news”, it also faces accusations of political bias from the left and the right. But is there any truth in these claims, and what will the future of the BBC be in the digital age? With the BBC is in peril as never before in its long history, join Tom Mills, author of The BBC: Myth of a Public Service and Peter York, co-author of The War Against the BBC, in conversation on the politics and future of the organisation.
Tom Mills is Lecturer in Sociology at Aston University. He is the author of The BBC: The Myth of a Public Service which is published in paperback in September. @ta_mills
Peter York is a cultural commentator, management consultant, author and broadcaster. He is the President of the Media Society, and his new book The War Against the BBC (co-authored with Patrick Barwise) will be published in October.
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