Our members joined us for a briefing with Laura Cooper, Assistant Editor of the Today programme to hear all about the show, their priorities for international coverage and the best ways to pitch stories.
After hearing from Assistant Editor, Laura Cooper that BBC Radio 4’s Today programme are keen to get out on the road more and diversify the voices on the show, our members had the opportunity to pitch the international stories that they think are underreported.
The morning finished with an excellent Q+A session during which Laura was able to answer our members’ questions and share details of how to get in touch with her to pitch stories.
THE CHALLENGE OF CHILDREN’S TV – BLOG SERIES For the second article in our The Challenge of Children’s TV blog series, we spoke to Kevin Watkins, CEO of Save The Children, about why it is so important to educate our children about the wider world, how media can engage children in global issues and […]Read more
THE CHALLENGE OF CHILDREN’S TV – BLOG SERIES Children’s television is failing. The UK government has recognised a market failure in production of kids’ TV content – an inevitable side effect of a 40% drop in funding over the last decade*. This has led to new initiatives from both Ofcom (the media regulator) and […]Read more
By Siobhán Sheerin, Senior Communications Officer, Concern Worldwide UK I attended February’s IBT briefing with the BBC’s Today programme assistant editor, Laura Cooper. It was a full room of course; after all, the Today programme is an institution, and in many ways sets the broadcast news agenda for the day. In the words of Laura […]Read more
A big thank you to all our members who nominated their favourite international TV programme of 2018. We now have a shortlist of six programmes for our annual award which we run in conjunction with the influential audience group, Voice of the Listener and Viewer. The six shortlisted programmes, in alphabetical order, are: […]Read more
IBT’s vision is of a world in which the media is a force that enables all people to be active global citizens. Our goal is that people in the UK have access to more and better coverage of the world and are able to find it easily through their favourite media.