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Mr Murdoch's attempt to take over BSkyB has prompted an unlikely alliance of British media forces
Media forces ally against encroaching Murdoch empire

By Peter Wozniak Much of Britain’s print and broadcast media joined forces today to attempt to stymie the expansion of Rupert Murdoch’s grasp on the market. The heads of the BBC and Channel 4 were joined by an unusual alliance of newspaper groups from left and right – including the Telegraph, the Guardian and the… Read more »

The BBC has been at pains to counter criticisms of overspending on managers
BBC deputy head made redundant

By Peter Wozniak Mark Byford, the deputy director general of the BBC, will leave his post next year as part of a bid by the corporation to cut down on management costs. Mark Thompson’s number two will step down from his role in June 2011, but will be compensated by a generous redundancy package, much… Read more »