BPG members outside MediaCityUKThe Broadcasting Press Guild is an association of journalists who specialise in writing and broadcasting about television, radio and the media generally.

We began in 1974 as a breakaway body from the Critics’ Circle with a membership of 27, and now comfortably number over 100. Between them our members cover all the major national newspapers and leading trade journals and websites; they include media correspondents, reviewers, previewers and feature writers – and both staff journalists and freelances.

The Guild exists to further professional relations between its members and the people we are writing about, namely, those engaged in broadcasting. For 50 years we have held an annual Awards lunch but our most regular activity is the holding of lunches to which we invite leading industry figures to talk to us and be questioned.

Over the years we have entertained almost every director-general and chair of the BBC, many government ministers responsible for broadcasting, and a wide range of top executives from all TV and radio channels.

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