MEDIA: What the Papers say; Press turned off by BBC ‘viewers’ charter’
Publication of the BBC’s ‘Statement of Promises’ document, dubbed a
viewers’ charter in the press, did well to overcome competition for
space in the opinion-forming newspapers from the Government’s call for
action over violence on TV and details of the internal merger of
production departments. In six articles the document was the ‘sole
topic’ of which two were entirely negative in tone.