Why Scottish broadcasting matters – part 19 – Peter Murray

THE comments by Blair Jenkins to MSPs yesterday afternoon at the Scottish Parliament Education and Culture Committee – promising to investigate the “steep decline” in investment in television production north of the border – highlight the significant shift in fortunes for the head of the Scottish Broadcasting Commission.

Members of the National Union of Journalists will recall Jenkins’ previous appearance before a parliamentary committee, two years ago, when he accompanied the controller of BBC Scotland, Ken MacQuarrie, as he sought to justify the first round of the BBC’s assault on jobs and programme-making capacity at the BBC.

Certainly, NUJ members and most readers of these columns would welcome Blair Jenkins’ new campaign to stem what he describes as the “market decline” in the industry in Scotland.

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