Published on 10 July 2018
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Financial Times: We need a publicly funded rival to Facebook and Google

Bennett Professor for Public Policy, Diane Coyle, wrote in the Financial Times on the need for a BBC equivalent to tech giants such as Google.

She commented: “The presence of the BBC, with a dominant imperative to innovate and serve licence fee payers, rather than sell advertising, ensures the UK television market competes over high-quality output. This has helped the UK’s creative sector as a whole, and has been a highly successful — if unintentional — industrial policy. The BBC also has a vital research and development function. Innovation to serve users would need to be equally at the heart of a public service digital corporation.”

Read the article on the FT online.

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Diane Coyle 2018

Professor Diane Coyle

Bennett Professor of Public Policy and Co-Director of the Bennett Institute for Public Policy

Professor Coyle co-directs the Institute with Professor Kenny. She is heading research under the progress and productivity themes. Biography Professor Diane Coyle is the Bennett Professor of Public Policy at...

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