Biased BBC favourite Roger Harrabin has been missing in action for a while now from the BBC airwaves. However the ever resourceful folks at Biased BBC have tracked him down and Alan has the goods. Enjoy..
“What has he been up to? Well it seems he has been having a very nice time on an all expenses paid (not by the BBC) ‘Fellowship’…..
‘Roger Harrabin is taking unpaid leave on a Knight Wallace Media Fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/ariel/15937222
He is being well paid by the Fellowship….’U.S. fellows receive $70,000 – distributed as $8,750 monthly – from September through April. Stipend details vary for international fellows and are worked out on an individual basis. All tuition and course fees at the University of Michigan are paid for by the fellowship. Spouses and partners are invited to partake in university courses as well.
In addition, all fellowship trips – domestic and international – are covered. Health insurance is provided to fellows and their families, if their employer does not contribute to their insurance coverage.’
Source Link: http://www.fundsforngos.org/fellowships-2/university-michigans-knightwallace-fellowship-20122013-lifetime-opportunity-kinds-midcareer-journalists-academic-prerequisites-world/#ixzz1rFowfBQz
…all of which might lead to some amusement as to his study subject:
‘Roger Harrabin, environmental analyst, BBC (London); Scarcity: How many rich people can the Earth take?’
It’s the rich what are causing Global Warming with all their blooming consumption! Get rid of them! He is not the only BBC journalist to have taken this ‘life changing’ opportunity….and many of their subjects are also what you might expect. Maurice Walsh stands out for his perceptive view that the BBC aided the IRA…..’their key victory was in mobilizing public opinion in Britain and the rest of the world.’
‘Maurice Walsh, World Service news editor, BBC, London.
Irish War of Independence.
“The News from Ireland” by Maurice Walsh ’02 has been released in paperback. The Anglo-Irish war of 1919-1921 was a historical landmark: The first successful revolution against British rule and the beginning of the end of the British Empire. However, the Irish revolutionaries did not win their struggle on the battlefield – their key victory was in mobilizing public opinion in Britain and the rest of the world. In his book, Walsh recounts the work of British and American correspondents in Ireland and offers a persuasive assessment of the revolution’s place in world history as well as the role of the press and journalism in the conflict.’
For interest I list the others from over the last decade:
Sarah Robbins, senior producer, BBC World News America; The Economy of Brazil.
John Walton, senior broadcast journalist, BBC (London); Data-Driven Journalism and its Uses in Interactive Storytelling.
Roger Sawyer, deputy editor, BBC Radio (London): Reporting science in an accurate, but inclusive and comprehensible manner.
John Cary, editor, “Drive,” BBC Radio 5 Live.
How children are educated – Does a teacher’s gender make a difference?
Joanna Mills, assistant editor, BBC World Service News.
How is the way crime is covered in the media impacting society?
Patricia Whitehorne, senior broadcaster, BBC.
On-Line Social Network Sites.
Charles Partridge, managing editor, BBC Radio Lincolnshire.
What does “Local” Mean in Today’s On-Line World?
Hilary Bowden, duty editor, BBC.
User Generated Content.
Richard Lister, reporter, BBC.
Should the EU Adopt the US Constitution?
Stephen Titherington, editor, BBC World Service News (London, England).
How Science is Covered.
Alicia McCarthy, senior broadcast journalist, BBC (London).
The impact of terrorism on media, politics and people.
Pam O’Toole, reporter, BBC (London).
Migration and asylum.
Andrew Whitehead, editor, BBC (London), “The World Today”.
Origins of the Kashmir crisis in 1947.
Joanne Episcopo, arts producer, BBC (London, England).
Spanish history and Basque culture.
David Edmonds, Current Affairs editor, BBC, London.
German History/Film Studies.
Caroline Finnigan, producer/bureau manager, Havana, BBC News.
Origins of investigative and campaigning journalism in the US and Britain.
Every year the Knight Wallace Fellowship publishes the work of these journalists in its archive…..this years of course is not out….it might be interesting to come back to this at the end of the year and see what Harrabin has produced:
KWF Journal Archives