The new weekly programme, which is set to kick off before the local and mayoral elections in May, will air on Sunday evenings, so won’t be a direct rival to The Andrew Marr Show. But expect Peston to be super-competitive when it comes to bringing in viewers.
Uncovering the tennis racket
New and old media formed an unlikely union to uncover what is claimed to be evidence of match-fixing at the highest levels of world tennis. BuzzFeed and the BBC revealed the "secret files" after an investigation built on algorithms and good old-fashioned detective work. The news outlets claim that 16 of the top 50 players have been involved in match-fixing over the past decade, but were allowed to continue competing despite warnings made to the Tennis Integrity Unit, the sport’s anti-corruption unit.
Time Inc’s careers site
Time Inc UK has launched Listforlife.net to give careers advice to 18- to 34-year-olds. The top tips – including "17 things NOT to say in an interview" and "What to do on Sundays if you want to be successful" – were written by millennials aspiring to break into journalism and media. The publisher says it has found that people respond better to advice from their peers.
And one thing we don’t…
A brand whining about parodies of its own parody
When Meat and Livestock Australia made its "Operation Boomerang" ad about a spoof military mission to bring Aussies home for the national holiday to eat local lamb, it failed to see the funny side of a parody of its parody. The animal rights group Aussie Farms’ behind-the-scenes version, which mixed clips from the original ad with footage of sheep being slaughtered without being stunned properly, enraged MLA, which threatened legal action.