This lady is for turning


In  her resignation speech the outgoing BBC Radio Director Helen Boaden makes the case for "slow radio" and expresses the view that "it seems to me that the media can sometimes rush very fast in order to stand still". Could this be the same Helen Boaden who last year lectured* the Association of British Orchestras on how "the creation of snackable access to classical content is the key to audience engagement"?

* Intriguingly, online references to Ms Boaden's snackable content soundbite have been deleted. But here in the interest of rigorous journalism - a subject close to Ms Boaden's heart - is a link to Mark Berry's Twitter feed to corroborate the soundbite. Photo via Irish Times. Any copyrighted material is included as "fair use" for critical analysis only, and will be removed at the request of copyright owner(s). Also on Facebook and Twitter.

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