Daily Press Summary | Wednesday 11th July 2018


BBC pay list: corporation ‘to publish hourly rate’ of its star presenters
The BBC is to detail how many hours its star presenters spend on air in return for their six-figure salaries, allowing the public to judge whether or not they provide value for money.

BBC to reveal list showing increase in high-paid women
Corporation claims significant step in addressing gender imbalance but critics are wary.

Facebook faces £500,000 fine from UK data watchdog
The UK’s data protection watchdog intends to fine Facebook £500,000 for data breaches – the maximum allowed.
BBC News

YouTube launches $25m crackdown on ‘fake news’ videos
Google’s YouTube says it is taking several steps to ensure the veracity of news on its service by cracking down on misinformation and supporting news organizations.
Daily Mail

Hancock move to health secretary raises industry hopes of softer food ad restrictions
Culture secretary Matt Hancock’s move to head the Department of Health has raised hopes the government will be more receptive of industry concerns about restrictions on food advertising.
Campaign (£)

‘We’ve been waiting to get the old emotions out’: The enduring power of England’s Three Lions hit
Many in the music industry may be rubbing their eyes this week, as Three Lions sets its sights on the No.1 spot once again.
Music Week

BBC Studios: one year on
Key BBCS execs reveal the impact of the move to commercialise the in-house division
Broadcast (£)

The Archers’ Lear-like struggle feels like it is just the beginning of Act One
(Opinion) Two years ago, just before he left The Archers (Radio 4) for EastEnders, Sean O’Connor warned us that Ambridge was about to enter a quiet spell.
Telegraph (£)

It’s Sam FM vs JACK fm for Bristol FM licence
The two known bidders for the re-advertised Bristol 106.5 FM licence are Nation Broadcasting and Celador Radio.
Radio Today

Honorary doctorate for presenter Janice Long
Janice Long is to be awarded an honorary doctorate for Music and Art by Edge Hill University.
Radio Today

Acast celebrates birthday with listening metrics
Podcast platform Acast celebrated its fourth birthday with the milestone of 100 million monthly listens.

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