We’ve been discussing how we could tell you a little more about ourselves. Not because we think you’ll be interested in what music we like or where we like to go on holiday, but because we’d like to be as open with you as possible about who we are and what we’re bringing to the programme.
As we’ve discussed before, some people argue it’s time to journalists to lay their views, lives and loves out in the open and we discussed that with you here on the blog.
We’re not going to (you and several or us weren’t seemed convinced by the idea, and we’d all get in trouble with the BBC) but we will add more information about where we’ve worked, what media we consume and what parts of the world we take a particular interest in. And we’ll all have our own page so you can ask us questions and, as long as they’re reasonable, we’ll answer.
Neutrality is a genuine aspiration at the BBC and one we all take very seriously. Openness is genuine commitment of WHYS and by telling you a little more we hope that rather than damaging your view of our objectivity, it’ll help.
So over the next few weeks all of my WHYS colleagues will be writing up their pages, and as I’ve been very keen, we’ll start with mine.