Posts tagged: BBC

How modern day journalism works: the Evening Standard scoopette, the governor of the Bank of Engand and the BBC...

Monday, 3 September 2018, 10:24 pm

Any financial hack that has been around for over a decade in the UK market knows things have changed dramatically.

But the recent reporting of Mark Carney's potential extension to his term as the governor of the Bank of England demonstrates how ridiculous the situation has become.

Let's start from the beginning: the Evening Standard's excellent diary column runs a piece about how Mark Carney had been asked to stay on for a year by the Treasury. Below is a link:..

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The BBC Economics Editor, Radio 4 and, er, table tennis

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 8:24 pm

Driving home from the gym this evening I was pleased to hear former colleague and boss Kamal Ahmed, ex City editor of The Sunday Telegraph and now BBC Economics Editor, come on Radio 4's news programme.

However, the aural experience was disturbed by the fact that interviewer insisted Kamal deliver his interpretation of the today's Office of National Statistics figures whilst playing table tennis. Yes, you read it correctly - whilst playing table tennis...

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How Sir Philip Green, a BBC business editor and ailing retailer helped an intrepid young hack win business and finance journalist of the year award at the Press Awards

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 10:39 am

Congratulations to Oliver Shah, City Editor over at The Sunday Times.

Olly, a sometime colleague, last night got his just deserves for his series of brilliant scoops about Sir Philip Greed, the strange sale of BHS to Dominic Chappell for a £1 and the evenutal collapse of the business.

Most importantly, Olly's scoops, stories and investigative features played a large part in Sir Philip coughing up £363 million for the BHS pension scheme...

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House price reporting: plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose...

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 8:47 am

When I was a young reporter on The Daily Telegraph in the mid noughties working a late shift I was somewhat bamboozled by the first editions of the Daily Mail and The Daily Express.

Why?

Well, that's because the front page (of the main book) of one those newspapers led with a story about how prices are set to soar while the other claimed on the front page (of the main book, too) that houses prices were set to crash...

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