The Broadcasting Press Guild (BPG) is a British association of journalists dedicated to the topic of general media issues.
1 History 2 Awards 3 In the news 4 References 5 External links
The Guild was established in 1974 as a breakaway of The Critics'
Circle. Currently it groups over 100 staff and freelance journalists
dedicated to covering most major national newspapers and trade
journals. One of the Guild's most recognized activities is the hosting
of luncheons where leading industry figures are engaged in dialogue.
The Guild has entertained every director-general and every chairman of
BPG TV & Radio awards — Awarded since 1974 to recognize outstanding programs and performances in British television and radio. The awards ceremony is considered an important media event in Britain, and since 2010 they have been sponsored by Dave Harvey Lee Award for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting — Awarded since 1992 and named after the British journalist Harvey Lee, who was also Secretary and Chairman of the BPG. Recipients include Sir Terry Wogan and Sir Denis Forman BPG Innovation Award — Awarded since 2006, given in recognition of "original thinking across programming, production and technology."
In the news
It is common for major media announcements or changes in policy to be
made at the BPG's luncheons. In 2012, Richard Klein, the
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^ "Harvey Lee Award". The Broadcasting Press Guild. Retrieved 12
^ "Innovation Award". Broadcasting Press Guild. Retrieved 12 December
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^ NME Staff (November 22, 2012). "