Media Masters - Sam Taylor
May 11, 2018
Sam Taylor is Executive Editor of the BBC News Channel and BBC News at One. Starting his career as a news trainee in 1997, Sam oversees the coverage of huge breaking stories to an audience of 8 million; and combines both editorial and managerial responsibility, while also leading the channel’s future direction. In this in-depth interview, Sam talks about tackling cries of ‘BBC bias’ from passionate voices on either side of issues like Brexit, Trump, and Scottish independence; the right tone and mix of stories for the lunchtime bulletin; salaries of his presenters - and the furore over equal pay for women; keeping the channel relevant in the digital age to serve audiences old and new; the future of rolling news itself... and the perennial challenge of increasing quality with an ever-reducing budget.