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Bob Calver

About Bob Calver

Senior Lecturer in Broadcast Journalism, Birmingham City University.
1205, 2015

Let’s give Mr Whittingdale a little licence

By |May 12th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Let’s give Mr Whittingdale a little licence

Bob Calver, senior lecturer in Broadcast Journalism at Birmingham City University

Much has been made of the impact on the BBC of the new man in charge of the Department of Culture Media and Sport. John Whittingdale is on record as saying the BBC Licence Fee is ‘worse than the poll tax’ and that the current […]

2711, 2012

Statutory press control

By |November 27th, 2012|Opinion|Comments Off on Statutory press control

By Bob Calver, Senior Lecturer in Broadcast Journalism, Birmingham City University

Three headlines on a single page of a national newspaper last week neatly summed up the issues of press regulation. One was about charges being brought against ‘Coulson and Brooks’. The next about a court upholding  journalists’ right to leaked e-mail and the third read, […]

2604, 2012

Rupert doesn’t quite bare all, but expect more twists and turns

By |April 26th, 2012|Opinion|Comments Off on Rupert doesn’t quite bare all, but expect more twists and turns

By Bob Calver, Senior Lecturer in Broadcast Journalism, Birmingham City University

So Rupert Mudoch has got through the first day of his evidence to the Leveson Inquiry – albeit a shortened session and so far the most shocking thing we’ve learned is that he’s really called Keith.

Perhaps it was the big build up (who didn’t love Evgeny Lebedev’s Tweet […]

1411, 2011

NoW – miss you more than you could know

By |November 14th, 2011|Opinion|Comments Off on NoW – miss you more than you could know

By Bob Calver, Senior Lecturer in Broadcast Journalism, Birmingham City University

Found myself on BBC WM shortly before James Murdoch’s latest appearance before the House of Commons Culture Media and Sport committee. So as he prepared for another session of questions about what he did or didn’t know about phone hacking I was being asked if I […]

1309, 2010

Phone hacking – two wrongs don’t make a right 

By |September 13th, 2010|In The News|Comments Off on Phone hacking – two wrongs don’t make a right 

By Bob Calver, Senior Lecturer in Broadcast Journalism, Birmingham City University

The recent phone hacking allegations by News of the World reporters highlights that journalists who want to expose wrongdoing should never use illegal or unethical methods to get to the truth. Just because something is possible does not make it acceptable and this is something […]