Margaret Sullivan, ombudsman at the New York Times, today wrote that she hopes the paper “ rises to the challenge and thoroughly reports what it finds” about what role, if any, that incoming CEO Mark Thompson had in the sex scandal that has rocked the BBC.

The British parliament today grilled the BBC’s director general George Entwistle about his role in the broadcaster’s decision to kill an investigative program about  TV celebrity Jimmy Saville’s abuse of young girls. Saville died last year.

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