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About Torin Douglas
Torin is a former BBC media correspondent who speaks and writes about the media and other issues.
Entries by Torin Douglas
In this blog, the Sandford St Martin trustee, Torin Douglas reflects on the BBC’s Christmas scheduling and, in the run up to BBC Charter renewal in 2016, asks pertinent questions about what the BBC’s strategy for religion. A shorter version of this blog appeared in the Huffington Post UK. As the Huffington Post reported […]
When was the last time God was discussed at the Edinburgh International Television Festival? Don’t wrack your brains too hard. It was August this year. That may come as a surprise to some TV producers and broadcasters, but the topic of religious broadcasting – and its growing importance for any understanding of foreign affairs – […]
A session about God at the Edinburgh International Television Festival? Surely not? “We don’t do God” said Alastair Campbell and in recent years most TV commissioners have seemed to agree. Programmes exploring religion and faith have largely disappeared from the commercial channels, leaving the publicly-funded BBC to carry the flame (with quotas to stiffen its […]
Remember when bishops used to berate broadcasters for the reduction in religious programming? In the past month, there’s hardly been a shortage of people discussing their faith on the airwaves, or other programmes reflecting themes of religion and ethics. On Radio 4’s Today programme, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby endorsed Time Magazine’s choice of […]
Recent blog posts
- The Value of Channel 4 August 20, 2021
- What it’s like to study Journalism when the world is on fire April 12, 2021
- Beyond the God Slot April 3, 2021
2021 BROADCASTERS DIRECTORY
Held in the early summer in Lambeth Palace, the Trust’s annual award ceremony has always been an opportunity for content-makers, commissioners and journalists and others interested in religious and ethical broadcasting to meet, mingle and share experience. For a second year, COVID restrictions have meant that our awards ceremony has taken place online. We’re missing all of you and so, in an attempt, to allow you to ‘meet’ and find out more about the wide range of talented content-makers who entered this year’s awards, we have developed our 2021 Broadcaster’s Directory : a comprehensive record of all the content-makers and their broadcast projects who entered this year’s competition. It’s not the same as meeting IRL but we hope it will inspire and energise you, nonetheless. Click here to meet the makers.