To save itself, the BBC needs to radically change

  New Statesman 

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In a networked world, the corporation can only survive by championing originality and authenticity.  " data-adaptive-image-768-img="" data-adaptive-image-1024-img="" data-adaptive-image-max-img=""> Do you see how it works now? The BBC’s flagship controversy showQuestion Time more or less created Nigel Farage, but now he’s achieved his objective there has to be a new right-wing poster boy. Step forward Laurence Fox . Or, rather, step forward the private production company that booked the British actor and enabled his clash with black academic and audience member Rachel Boyle.  Thanks to the BBC our public debate about racism has moved on from “is Brexit racist?” to “is it racist for people of colour to call white racists racist?” There’s many ways you could describe this but none of them are public service journalism. Which is sad, because thanks to the departure of director general Tony Hall , the BBC is suddenly in need of friends it does not ha
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