BBC names new editorial director


The British Broadcasting Corporation has announced its new editorial director and they are aiming high, hoping to come own with a gold-medal hire.

Roger Mosey, who served as the organization's director for the London 2012 Olympics, has landed the choice role, which answers directly to BBC Director General Tony Hall. He is moving over to the new role from his most recent assignment, which was the acting director of BBC Vision.

In this role, Mosey will be Hall's editor-in-chief and will oversee the standards of the BBC's editorial efforts, as well as the planning of significant pan-BBC events. When a major editorial issue comes up, Mosey will be in charge of handling it, along with divisional directors in television, radio and the news division.

This role is being newly-created and was announced by Hall when he took over in April. Mosey will begin immediately.

"It is crucial that the BBC dedicates the right amount of time, skill and expertise to addressing the myriad of editorial challenges that we face across the BBC’s output. Roger’s experience in News, Sport and most recently Television make him ideally placed to fulfill such an important role as part of my management team," Hall said.

The Newsnight and Jimmy Savile sexual abuse scandals led to the creation of this position.

- BBC one

Written by: Hamatosan
May 7th, 2013, 11:31 am

Images courtesy of BBC One


Message Posted On May 31st, 2013, 1:56 pm
To: Robert Mosey, Editorial Chief Can you tell us who is covering the Donner Pass story in Truckee, California on the morning of June 15, 2013. Blues married Donners in Springfield, Ill in the 1830s. Out of ten (10) Blue family members on the trip, only five survived. Snow depths at Donner Pass during the terrible winter of 1846-47, ranged from 12 to 22 feet. The Western Blue Genes Family Association is meeting all day, Sat., June 15, in Truckee,CA to pay homage to those who died and those who survived a 5 month period between Nov. 1846 and April, 1847. We have been planning this event since last October. This could be a great photo/story opportunity with some of the Blue/Donner family line. Local Donner Pass historian,Gayle Green, told me about your story. We are available to you for interviews. We may be contacted on site at the Larkspur Hotel. As Reunion Chair, I arrive June 13 (310-475-3139) and can put you in touch with family members. We believed cannibalism probably did occur, but that it was a "lesser of evils" situation of survival. If you were a mother who had watched half of her children die due to starvation, what would you do to keep the remaining family alive? Reverend Mike Sampson of Tahoe Forest Church will on hand with the Blue/Donner family at Alder Creek from 10:30 am to 11:30 am to say a few words of spiritual homage to those who suffered at Donner Pass....and of course... to those who lost their lives trying to cross Donner Pass in 1846-47 during 5 frightful months. Sincerely, Lynda Blue Toth,Chair, Western Blue Genes 2013 reunion
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