Why is Lord Reith important?

Why is Lord Reith important?

Sir John Reith, Lord Reith of Stonehaven (1889-1971) was General Manager/ Managing Director, British Broadcasting Company 1922-1927 and then the first Director-General of the newly-incorporated British Broadcasting Corporation. He resisted the US commercial radio model and campaigned for the BBC’s Royal Charter.

What are the reithian values?

The ‘Reithian Principles’: Inform, Educate and Entertain 33. The ‘Reithian principles’—to inform, educate and entertain—are widely understood and recognised as a distillation of the BBC’s mission and as such are embedded in the BBC Royal Charter.

What does reithian mean?

adjective. (also Reithean) Of, relating to, or characteristic of Lord Reith or his principles, especially his belief in the responsibility of broadcasting to enlighten and educate public taste.

Where is Lord Reith buried?

John Reith, 1st Baron Reith

Major The Right Honourable The Lord Reith KT GCVO GBE CB TD PC
Died 16 June 1971 (aged 81) Edinburgh, Scotland
Resting place Rothiemurchus chapel, Inverness-shire, Scotland
Spouse(s) Muriel Reith ​ ( m. 1921)​
Children 2, including Marista

What are the BBC’s five public purposes?

We put audiences at the heart of everything we do. We respect each other and celebrate our diversity. We take pride in delivering quality and value for money. Creativity is the lifeblood of our organisation.

Who is founder of BBC?

John Reith, 1st Baron Reith

John Reith (1889-1971) was the founder of the BBC. He was its first general manager when it was set up as the British Broadcasting Company in 1922 and he was its first director general when it became a public corporation in 1927.

What is the BBC’s mission statement?

Our mission is “to act in the public interest, serving all audiences through the provision of impartial, high-quality and distinctive output and services which inform, educate and entertain”.

Who founded BBC news?


Logo used since 4 October 1997
Type Statutory corporation with a royal charter
Founded 18 October 1922 (as British Broadcasting Company) 1 January 1927 (as British Broadcasting Corporation)
Founder HM Government
Headquarters Broadcasting House, London, United Kingdom

Who founded BBC?


What is the BBC’s remit?

Promoting education and learning. Stimulating creativity and cultural excellence. Representing the UK, its nations, regions and communities. Bringing the UK to the world and the world to the UK.

What is the BBC motto?

The BBC’s motto,’Nation Shall Speak Peace Unto Nation’, adopted in 1927, reflected the BBC’s ambition and purpose at that time.

Who owns the BBC Worldwide?

BBC Worldwide/Parent organizations

Where was John Reith, 1st Baron Reith born?

Born at Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, Reith was the fifth son and the youngest, by ten years, of the seven children of the George Reith, a Scottish Presbyterian minister of the College Church at Glasgow and later Moderator of the United Free Church of Scotland.

When did John Reith become Director of the BBC?

In 1922, he was employed by the BBC ( British Broadcasting Company Ltd.) as its general manager; in 1923 he became its managing director and in 1927 he was employed as the Director-General of the British Broadcasting Corporation created under a royal charter.

When did William Reith write into the wind?

Reith wrote two volumes of autobiography: Into The Wind in 1956 and Wearing Spurs in 1966. Two biographical volumes appeared shortly after his death: Only the Wind Will Listen by Andrew Boyle (1972), and a volume of his diaries edited by the Oxford academic Charles Stuart (1975).

What did John Reith do after World War 2?

The end of the war found Reith returning to Glasgow as general manager of an engineering firm. In 1922, he returned to London, where he started working as secretary to the London Conservative group of MPs in the 1922 United Kingdom general election.