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Books in brief: Re-thinking the BBC—Public Media in the 21st Century

"At the heart of every-thing stands one question: what should public media in the 21st century look like?"

Small-Cover-Final-203x300Re-thinking the BBC: Public Media in the 21st Century, edited by Niki Seth-Smith, Jamie Mackay, and Dan Hind (Commonwealth, £0.99) This excellent collection of essays begins with a simple premise: namely that “the media in Britain are not adequate to the task that they claim for themselves.” A bold statement, one might think, and so it is. But through a series of essays ranging from the interesting to the outstanding, various authors make the case for a series of reforms designed to create a BBC fit for the 21st century.

The essays…

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