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In shake-up, UK government plans televised media briefings

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

LONDON - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says his government will introduce White House-style televised media briefings, in a shake-up to the traditional system of political communication.
For years, political journalists have been briefed off-camera but on the record by the prime minister's official spokespeople, who are civil servants rather than political appointees. The briefings usually take place twice a day, though during the U.K.'s coronavirus lockdown they have been held once a day by conference call.
The government said Friday that it plans to replace the afternoon briefing...
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UK looks to the White House with plan to televise press briefings

UK looks to the White House with plan to televise press briefings

1 month ago   |   By Politico

LONDON - Boris Johnson's government plans to shake up the U.K.'s system for briefing the press and introduce White House-style televised briefings from Downing Street.
Before the coronavirus lockdown, journalists would attend two briefings from the No. 10 spokesman behind closed doors each day, but the afternoon meeting is set to be beamed to the nation with an experienced broadcaster at the helm, as first reported by the Times and the FT and confirmed by POLITICO's London Playbook. The plan is set to come into force in October, with Johnson set to hire a host and a team of producers in...
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British government to hold White House-style televised briefings

1 month ago   |   By National Post

LONDON - The British government will begin holding daily televised briefings with journalists later this year, throwing open a decades-old behind-closed-doors relationship between reporters and politicians.
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