The subject of regulation was highlighted in the second session on impartiality, which heard from the executives Angelos Frangopoulos (GB News), Deborah Turness (BBC News) and Jonathan Levy (Sky News).
Impartiality has been a bedrock of the UK’s broadcast news landscape for a century. But for many, it feels like the tide is turning. The lines between the personal and professional, between news and opinion, and between journalists, commentators, politicians and ordinary people are blurring. Live on air, news presenters have to make split second decisions.
Talk TV and GB News are offering a shaken-up version of traditional news media – for some representing an exciting new wave of audience-focused, edgier broadcasting, with others wondering where the so-called ‘Americanisation’ of broadcasting will lead us. Join a panel of decision makers as they ask whether impartiality rules are still fit for purpose, and if the idea of due impartiality is still as important to audiences as it used to be.