Brian Backing BBC, from Brisbane

Former Strathclyde University Professor of Journalism is beginning to 'find his feet' in his new home of Brisbane, Australia, where he is about to become Professor of Journalism, Media & Communication at Queensland University of Technology. And he is glad to hear the BBC's director general, Mark Thompson, use his MacTaggart Lecture at the Edinburgh TV Festival, during the weekend, to “come out fighting”. Read more, here.