Journalist safety, BBC Studios, and 600 retro magazines

This week we’re kicking things off in the UK, where a new government action plan seeks to provide further protection for journalists, who are being increasingly subjected to both online and offline abuse. We also take a look at BBC Studios’ plans for world domination, the unboxing of 600 rare and retro gaming magazines, and the latest from FIPP as the 2021 Innovation in Media World Report is launched.

UK Government publishes journalist safety plan: In the UK, the government has published the country’s first ever action plan to protect journalists from abuse and harassment.

BBC Studios set to take over the world: Staying in the UK, the BBC last Thursday announced plans to further increase its commercial income. This will include moving BBC Children’s Production (makers of Blue Peter, JoJo & Gran Gran, My Mum Tracy Beaker, and other hit shows) into BBC Studios, allowing the company to produce content for rival broadcasters.

Video Game History Foundation unboxes 600 rare and retro games magazines: In California, the Video Game History Foundation – a non-profit dedicated to preserving digital history particularly in the gaming arena – unboxed 600 vintage games magazines last week.

Netflix crackdown could be imminent: Bad news for those currently sharing Netflix login details with a separate household, as the Media Guardian reports that the streaming company could be about to clamp down on this practice.

And from FIPP… The Digital Innovators Summit (DIS) kicked off last week and as has traditionally been the case, this event also marked the launch of the latest Innovation in Media World Report.

You can read the article in full on the FIPP website here.