Cricket, anti-Semitism, Facebook and running bucks

Back when the US had presidents you could admire, Harry S Truman had a sign on his desk that said “the buck stops here”. But when trying to handle a crisis, does the buck stop with the person in charge? The answer is usually, but not always. Let me give a few current examples. Cricket Australia: Ever since Cameron Bancroft was spotted stuffing sandpaper down his trousers (not something I’d advise in any context), the body in charge of the Australian test team has been in crisis. When the Prime Minister of your country wades in, the top banana has to take charge. And that’s what Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland did. He jumped on a plane to South Africa, quizzed all the key p

Victoria Concordia Crescit

I have a confession to make. I don’t watch Victoria Derbyshire on BBC2 very often – I’m either working, listening to the radio or at the gym (or doing a combination of at least two of those). But maybe I should. Because the BBC is using this daytime current affairs programme to try to change TV news. That was the claim made by Richard Burgess, UK News Editor, BBC News, and Louisa Compton, Editor, Victoria Derbyshire, at a fascinating event held by Shout! Communications last night. Along with Paul Royall, Editor, BBC News at 6 and 10, they explained how the BBC is trying to break free from the traditional grid-based news agenda (Prime Minister goes to Brussels, report by the King’s Fund into

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