James Purnell

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Smart speakers risk creating 'big-tech monopoly' in homes
BBC radio boss tells MPs regulation could allow other digital assistants to compete

Mark Sweney

16, Jun, 2020 @12:45 PM

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Bake Off poacher tipped as frontrunner for BBC top job
Jay Hunt seen as in contention while ITV and Channel 4 bosses thought unlikely to join race

Mark Sweney and Tara Conlan

21, Jan, 2020 @6:45 PM

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BBC faces existential threat from streaming services, says Purnell
Executive says radio stations must engage more young people who prefer Spotify and Netflix

Jim Waterson

19, Jun, 2018 @3:42 PM

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Yes, older workers need new skills – but they need respect more | Gaby Hinsliff
The BBC’s plan to have millennials ‘reverse mentor’ managers is just a start. The generation gap is going to affect all our working lives, writes Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

Gaby Hinsliff

22, Sep, 2017 @5:00 AM

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BBC is paying too much for talent it can afford to lose
The BBC is a ‘selling club’, in football parlance. Its role is not to dominate viewing figures

Emily Bell

24, Jul, 2017 @6:00 AM

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BBC appointed more women to highly paid jobs in past four years
Men still dominate list of highest paid stars as corporation defends high earners before publication of details later this week

Jane Martinson

17, Jul, 2017 @8:13 AM

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BBC's James Purnell: 'You can’t serve young audiences without serving diverse audiences'
Director of radio and education on staying relevant against competition from ‘US west-coast, money-centric stuff’

Jane Martinson

16, Jul, 2017 @12:08 PM

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Three senior BBC execs miss out on new board as Paralympian appointed
No place for James Purnell, James Harding and Charlotte Moore, with Tanni Grey-Thompson made a non-executive director

Jasper Jackson

23, Mar, 2017 @5:13 PM

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Pundits flounder in a political year that defied all prediction
Digital media has usurped print’s role in breaking news. Now our role as analysts is breaking down too in the face of a near-mystical new form of politics

Peter Preston

02, Oct, 2016 @6:00 AM

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James Purnell’s appointment as ​​director of ​​radio spells trouble for the BBC
As a former Labour cabinet minister the appointment of Purnell will reignite worries among many Tories over his influence on content

Steve Hewlett

30, Sep, 2016 @4:03 PM

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BBC confirms James Purnell as radio chief
Former Labour culture secretary succeeds Helen Boaden, who is to retire after 33 years at the corporation

Mark Sweney

30, Sep, 2016 @8:39 AM

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Channel 4's Bake Off swoop aids those seeking its privatisation, says BBC boss
C4’s creative chief insists it ‘didn’t take’ hit show as James Purnell claims rival is too lightly regulated

Jane Martinson

27, Sep, 2016 @5:15 PM

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