Plurality, Leveson and the Threat to the BBC


  • Steven Barnett

    1. Professor of Communications at the University of Westminster. He is the author of The Rise and Fall of Television Journalism (2011) and was twice called to give oral evidence to the Leveson Inquiry. He is currently running an AHRC-funded project on Plurality and Media Power.
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The Leveson inquiry raised important questions about media power and the dangers of concentrated ownership. But this vital policy area is now being sidetracked by a very different debate about the size and scope of the BBC, writes Steven Barnett.