- Sometimes it is important to know who you are dealing with. I suggest that we should review all of these and others in the future who we are trying to discussMessage 1 of 7 , Apr 25, 2013View SourceSometimes it is important to know who you are dealing with. I suggest that we should review all of these and others in the future who we are trying to discuss issue of importance and see what is underneath their thoughts and the management philosophy of the entire staff.We all know that we make decisions based on our upbringing, education and life experiences. If the management of any organization has deep ingrained false beliefs, faulty education or other biased life experiences we should knew that no matter what we say, what proof we produce nothing will change. In many cases that is no fault of a particular individual unless they realize the error in their thinking but still refuse to change because of group pressure.I have on many occasions submitted documents and links (on the Kresy-Siberia site) of such examples (the life experiences and education of people and groups) so I will not raise the issue again but feel it important for each of us to make our own conclusions.See link below to the BBC management staff current and some past members and where some of the past staff was "relocated". I do not wish to influence anyone one way or another but wish to supply general information for your individual review. If the BBC was/is a problem then the move of a past member of BBC might also have an effect on the person's new position in a new corporation of position in the same organization.You can search for the bio of each member and get some idea of their philosophy and how they might react to a particular issue or even if they will react at all.Julek
The Executive Board manages the BBC. It is responsible for operational management and for the delivery of BBC services according to the plans that have been agreed with the BBC Trust.
The Board delegates some of its responsibilities to four subcommittees: Audit, Fair Trading, Nominations and Remuneration.
It is also supported by a number of management groups, including the BBC Management Board, the Finance and Business committee, and boards at the Group level, such as Television and Radio. The boards of BBC Commercial Holdings and BBC Worldwide support the Executive Board on commercial matters.
The BBC Trust assesses the performance of the Executive Board in the Annual Report, which is published in July each year. The Report also includes the Board's own review of the year.
The Board is made up of executive directors from within the BBC and 4 non-executive directors from outside. It is chaired by the Director-General.
The Director-General is chief executive and editor-in-chief of the BBC and is appointed by the BBC Trust. The other Board members are appointed by the Nominations Committee and Executive Board, with non-executive appointments requiring approval by the BBC Trust.
The Executive Board meets once a month, and a summary of the minutes is published online once they have been approved at the following meeting.
Changes to the BBC Executive Board were announced on Thursday 14 February 2013. The changes took effect on Tuesday 2 April 2013. Further information can be found on the BBC Media Centre website.
On Tuesday 16 April 2013 it was announced that James Harding had been appointed to the role of Director of News and Current Affairs. He will take up his post in August 2013, until which Francesca Unsworth will continue as Acting Director of News.
It was announced on Tuesday 23 April 2013 that Danny Cohen had been appointed Director of Television. He takes up his role on 7 May 2013.
Executive directors (April 2013)
Tony Hall is Director-General. He assumed the role of Director-General on 2 April 2013.
Helen is the Director of Radio and has overall responsibility for BBC Radios 1, 2, 3, and 4, and the BBC digital radio stations 1Xtra, 6Music, BBC 4 Extra and Asian Network.
* On Tuesday 23 April 2013 it was announced that Danny Cohen had been appointed to the role of Director, Television. Until Danny takes up his role on 7 May 2013, Roger Mosey will continue as Acting Director of Director, Television.
Francesca Unsworth leads BBC Newsgathering with responsibility for the deployment, coverage and safety of over 800 journalists and operational staff operating out of more than 40 countries. She is currently Acting Director of News.
* James Harding's appointment to Director of News and Current Affairs was announced on Tuesday 16 April, he will take up the role in August, 2013, until such time Francesca Unsworth will continue as Acting Director of News.
James Purnell is Director, Strategy & Digital. He took up his role on Wednesday 20 March, 2013.
Lucy is the Director of Human Resources, the BBC Academy and Internal Communications.
Zarin Patel has overall responsibility for the BBC's financial management and control.
December 19, 2012 03:39 p.m.
The BBC's 2011 decision to not air an investigative report on a deceased BBC personality was "seriously flawed" but wasn't made "for any improper reason," or because of managerial pressure, a review concluded.
November 16, 2012 04:06 p.m.
Former BBC head Mark Thompson is coming under increasing fire over when he learned about sex-abuse allegations against the late BBC disc jockey Jimmy Savile.
November 12, 2012 05:27 p.m.
Mark Thompson's debut at the helm of New York Times Co. Monday signals he has survived the doubts that have dogged him since the Jimmy Savile scandal erupted at the BBC. But big challenges await him at his new job.
November 16, 2012 09:34 a.m.
Here’s your morning roundup of the biggest media industry news and happenings.
August 17, 2012 10:13 a.m.
New York Times new Chief Executive Mark Thompson will receive an annual base salary of $1 million and is eligible for sign-on incentive awards valued at $3 million in company stock and stock options.
August 15, 2012 08:08 p.m.
Mark Thompson, known for having a tough skin, steered the BBC through painful cutbacks and a digital transformation. Now, as CEO of the New York Times, he will have similar challenges, but fewer resources and more-limited power.
August 14, 2012 07:14 p.m.
Mark Thompson, outgoing director general of British Broadcasting Corp., will be the next president and chief executive of New York Times Co.
March 19, 2012 01:45 p.m.
Mark Thompson, the head of the BBC, said he will step down this fall. During his eight-year tenure he set in motion major plans to overhaul the network.
November 12, 2012 04:27 p.m.The BBC cannot catch a break lately. The BBC’s director general stepped down over the weekend over a botched “Newsnight” report about an alleged pedophile – but not the one everyone has been talking about for the last month.On Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 9:16 AM, John Halucha <john.halucha@...> wrote:What is "the" right way to challenge historical revisionism in popular media?Unwavering politeness with consistent clear evidence to support our case.Skillful and strategic approaches.Group and individual responses.Great politeness, sensitivity and empathy.
Polite assertiveness.Careful, measured thought.Hoisting offenders with their own petard.Challenging unfounded assertions and myths.Condemning racism and bigotry.Scorn.Reductio ad absurdum.Humour.All of the above (though not necessarily in a single communication).Even derision and sarcasm can be effective if wielded with a deft hand.The worst approach to challenging historical revisionism is not challenging it at all.Again, kudos to all here who sent responses to the BBC's latest debacle. None of you need lessons from me or anyone else about what is the best way or the worst way to react - the point is that you reacted.Any frustration about this ongoing battle has my empathy. I have been challenging media misrepresentations since the 1980s, privately and publicly, and have often felt near despair that the tide could ever be turned. Sometimes I was disheartened because there seemed to be so few other voices. But it is clear that there are many people demanding accuracy today, as we see with the BBC example on this forum. It is also my perception that the tide is starting to slow down if not yet recede. There is still much work to be done, but it seems to me that our message is heard and is having an effect.I concur that we should not "seek to create a league table of suffering by nation or by historical events." Such tables have been promoted by some others for years, but we should seek an inclusive approach rather than promoting new and competing exclusivity. All people are human beings, all suffer when they are tortured and all are equally dead when murdered by tyrants of whatever stripe.That's why I often point out the broad dangers of revisionism and avoid asking for an apology specifically to the Polish community for misrepresentations. The offense is against history and humanity, not "just" Polish people.I also agree that, "We should rather be supportive of and helpful towards Jewish and other groups who seek to ensure the world remembers their grievous loss. This is not only humane and compassionate but strategically the best approach."Dividing people by ethnicity, race, religion, etc. was a Nazi method that deserves to be repudiated utterly. I don't understand how anyone hopes to fight discrimination by discriminating. There is no such thing as "reverse discrimination," only discrimination.Jewish writers and commentators have been magnificently successful in sensitizing the wider community to such issues and can teach us a lot. They are indeed our allies in common cause. I frequently quote prominent Jewish sources that have eloquently denounced expressions such as "Polish death camps." I also use the "substitution" method to quickly make others recognize defamatory remarks or "jokes". When invited to read "Jewish" where "Polish" appears they usually see the bigotry instantly.Bottom line: let's not waste our precious energy telling others how they used the wrong method to fight media misrepresentations. Rather than being constructive, such criticism risks silencing these precious few at a time that the cause can use all the help it can get. Short of destructive approaches such as bigotry, name-calling and ad hominem attacks, doing something, anything, is always better than doing nothing.John HaluchaSault Ste Marie, Canada