Aaqil Ahmed, Mosaic Board member and Head of Religion and Ethics at the BBC, hosted a fascinating Mosaic Associates visit around the world-famous BBC Television Centre, including a Q&A discussion with BBC senior managers on the future of radio and television broadcasting in the era of multiple online media and significant demographic change.
A group of our Mosaic Associates were able to participate in one of the last visits around BBC Television Centre before the building is vacated by the BBC. As well as a tour of the historic studios, group members engaged in discussion with Mohit Bakaya, Commissioning Editor of Radio 4, and Phil Dolling, Head of Events.
The discussions touched on key issues such as the role of a national broadcaster in the age of multiple online media outlets and self-publishers, ensuring the increasing diversity of audiences is reflected in content output and using the BBC’s commissioning role to encourage new talent and ensure content relevant to all audiences.
Guests’ comments on the visit included:
“Thank you so much for a wonderful time at the BBC with Mosaic. The tour of the facilities was really wonderful. The discussion that you arranged with your colleagues…was an amazing insight into the workings of the BBC.”
“The discussion really was a fascinating insight into the media industry and a part of the BBC you would not normally see. Thanks again, I could have asked questions all day!!!”
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