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Reith

(riːθ)
n
(Biography) John (Charles Walsham), 1st Baron. 1889–1971, British public servant: first general manager (1922–27) and first director general (1927–38) of the BBC
ˈReithian, ˈReithean adj
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Formerly the terrain of Australia's main public service broadcaster, the educational component of the "Reithian trifecta' (Spigelman, 2013: 48)--to inform, educate, and entertain--is an increasingly contested and innovative media space.
Rather than the Reithian BBC motto, Sputnik's mission is "telling the untold", which generally amounts to warping world events to suit Moscow and to undermine the west.
But 'the main disadvantage' of the Reithian determination of policy, Coase told us, was that in order to defend it 'it is necessary first to adopt a totalitarian philosophy or at any rate something verging on it'.
The BBC and its so-called Reithian values of balance and impartiality went out of the window when its news footage changed the order of events showing the miners response to the police charge as happening first, looking like they had provoked it.
The reithian adage "to inform, educate and entertain" and the model of the BBC spread throughout Europe (or at least parts of it) between the 1930s and the 1960s.
And the Reithian principles of informing and entertaining that underpin so much of the BBC's output are among the most valuable influences in our lives.
A typically worthy production from the earnest state broadcaster on a Reithian mission to inform, educate and entertain.
Statistics do not provide the entire picture - the BBC has many talented broadcasters on this patch, from Radio WM's Adrian Goldberg to the evergreen Nick Owen (corny jokes aside) - but they do suggest a bloated London-centric body in danger of losing touch with the Reithian values which once made it a byword for public service excellence.
Can we still strive to be Reithian in today's multi-platform, multi-channel world?
the heart of Britain's culture wars, a long argument between commercial populism and Reithian cultural enlightenment around which clustered a series of anxieties about social class, American cultural imperialism and the uneasy negotiation between social democracy and consumer capitalism.