Torin Douglas





Torin Douglas

BBC media correspondent Torin Douglas is hanging up his mic and cans after nearly 24 years in the job. News that Douglas is taking voluntary redundancy emerged on Thursday (18 Apr 2013), when it was also reported by PR Week that another former member of the media hack pack, the FT's Ben Fenton, is joining PR firm Edelman.

Douglas said there's no prospect of him going over to the dark side. "I want to spend a bit less time working, after being on call 24 hours a day for 24 years," Douglas said, with characteristic understatement. "But I'm not going to stop covering media. I hope to speak a bit and write a bit." He will also be keeping up his sterling work as treasurer of the Broadcasting Press Guild.


Douglas previously worked for, Haymarket Publishing, Independent Broadcasting Authority, The Times and Centaur Media PLC.


Author of The Complete Guide to Advertising, 1987


In 2014, Totin wrote: I left BBC News in June 2013 after 24 years as its media correspondent - and 40 years reporting and analysing media issues, for the business press, newspapers and broadcasters. I'm now speaking, writing and chairing events about the media, community issues and Chiswick, for a wide range of organisations, including the Radio Academy, the Voice of the Listener & Viewer, the IPPR and several universities and commercial firms. I've just written a chapter of the book Is the BBC in Crisis? I'm the director of the Chiswick Book Festival and was awarded the MBE in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to the community in Chiswick. I work with the Media Trust, which brings charities and the media together, and I'm a trustee of the Sandford St Martin Trust, which runs the annual awards for excellence in religious broadcasting. I am a Visiting Professor at the University of Bedfordshire and have an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of West London.



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