About Martin

Martin Campbell is a trained journalist

with a background in


COMPLIANCE :

  • Ofcom's Chief Advisor, Radio
  • Director of Programming and Advertising at the Radio Authority
  • Involved in authorship of the Broadcast Codes

BROADCASTING :

  • Managing Editor of national Talk Radio (UK)
  • Group Programme Director for Allied Radio
  • Head of Talks at BRMB, Birmingham
  • Head of Features at Radio Trent

NEWSPAPERS :

  • Editor and news editor posts at EMAP over ten years
  • Freelance on national newspapers

TRAINING :

  • Chair of the Broadcast Journalism Training Council
  • Head of News at the original National Broadcasting School
  • Course Leader of the Post-Graduate Broadcast Journalism Course at Cornwall University
  • Regular trainer at Radio Nederlands training news editors from around the world.
  • Media Awareness trainer
  • External examiner at various validated journalism courses
  • Expert talent manager

Martin Campbell has been operating as a journalist, manager and regulator in print as well as operating behind and in front of the microphone since the late 60s.

He now works as a media advisor for television, radio and newspapers and as a commentator on media events and journalistic practices. 

He can tackle problems with CODE COMPLIANCE, COMPLAINTS, PROGRAMMING, TRAINING, LICENCE ISSUES, MEDIA LAW, and also works closely with Media Objectives to offer a full package to deal with media issues. He is Head of Compliance for communications experts Brand Conversation

and is Senior Programme Adviser for podcast specialists BigFings MEDIA

RECENT ARTICLES/APPEARANCES :

Radio Today discussion programme on consolidation, networking and localness on UK commercial radio ..

https://audioboom.com/posts/7180277-martin-campbell-on-deregulation-and-consolidation-in-commercial-radio

The Cliff Richard ruling is no blow to press freedom ... and the BBC needs a shake-up. Broadcast Magazine article

https://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/bbc/cliff-richard-ruling-is-no-blow-to-press-freedom/5131706.article

The Celebrity Big Brother Punch - Abuse or not?With Andrew Castle on LBC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DujupHyR2JY

The Industry must beware unintended consequences of revoking the licence of RT (Russia Today)

https://media.info/television/opinion/banning-rt-the-industry-dilemma

Interview Techniques for Businessmen and Politicians (taken from Business Connections Live programme below)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogEQ2_dqG7Q

One hour TV programme on the Media and its changing role with Business Connections Live

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azfpibBzl4w

Tesco's Christmas Advert backlash over inclusion of Muslim family. Andrew Castle's breakfast show on LBC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNH1WGE7IkU

The Sky Takeover - Before the Culture Secretary's statement, 5Live's Wake Up To Money discusses the Fit and Proper Test and the Murdochs

https://youtu.be/NdZpv1XsnSU

De-Regulating Commercial Radio - Interview with Roday Today's Trevor Dann (preceded by interview with Danny Baker) ...

https://audioboom.com/posts/5634493-the-radio-today-programme-february-22nd-danny-baker

Radio Released from Shackles - Reaction to Government intention to de-regulate radio ...

http://radiotoday.co.uk/2017/02/opinion-piece-martin-campbell-on-regulation/

Those texts between the BBC and the police as Sir Cliff's home was raided. On LBC with Nick Ferrari and David Elstein ...

https://youtu.be/6qCqtf9zLrY

Martin Campbell Story - Part of David Lloyd's Conversations Series - Radio People Who've Made a Difference

https://audioboom.com/boos/4935346-conversations-episode-26-martin-campbell?t=0

Graham Norton and what the BBC pays talent ... with Shelagh Fogarty on LBC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k56UJuhDCgY

Why Sir Cliff Richard is Right to Sue the BBC (media.info)

https://media.info/television/opinion/why-sir-cliff-richard-is-right-to-sue-the-bbc

Fifty years of the F Word - A Five Live Special on our attitude to swearing 50 years after Ken Tynan first uttered the F Word on the BBC

https://youtu.be/mcg9iYqnq8c

The Jekyll and Hyde watershed. Adrian Chiles on 5 Live

https://youtu.be/4j7jo16aj6A

Complaints pour in over Jekyll and Hyde. BBC Midlands interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_oZNc1oqA8

Local TV - A Brave Venture - or Folly? Jeremy Hunt's idea unveiled at DCMS in 2011 on YourNewsUKTV. Broadcast personalities discuss

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8z95vMGcxo

Is the Watershed doomed? The BBC's DG thinks so. Is he right?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmhE8ErDqrk

or

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02hsg3j

UKIP's IN, the Greens are OUT. The row over the leadership debate on LBC

http://youtu.be/2FtGEFLiop0

Radio Today - Cliff Richard and the Peril Facing the Press

https://madmimi.com/p/316f25?fe=1&pact=24695770934

eRadio - Radio Today (The state of regulation and radio localness)

http://www.mad.ly/879a64

Nicky Campbell Breakfast Show BBC 5Live (CBeebies Land plans)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYr4nabhbhk

LBC 97.3 Nick Ferrari Show (Coronation Street/Michael Le Vell trial)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROzMrju_MCM

Victoria Derbyshire 5Live (Coronation Street product placement row)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMp2LVp5KPc

LBC 97.3 Nick Ferrari Show (Panorama and LSE)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVoWZ_a_zaI

Martin Joins BigFings (Radio Today)

http://radiotoday.co.uk/2013/02/former-ofcom-chief-advisor-joins-bigfings/

LBC (Big Fat Quiz 2012 & the Mail-led row)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXIPDDZORgY

BBC Morning Report (UK media's role in hoax)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tn8Nf8Fc6pU

Radio 2 Bulletin (UK media and 2Day's prank)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAEq0TgyG8Q

Herald and Sun in Australia (UK Media's role in the nurse hoax)

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/former-british-radio-regulator-martin-campbell-weighs-in-on-prank/story-fnd134gw-1226537665476

Peter Allen Drivetime (Leveson and beyond)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dCW0hlgTzY

BBC Berks (The Lord McAlpine affair)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqdd9C2CWA4

5 LIVE Richard Bacon debate (Newsnight)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9Tc2lwGjpU

BBC website (Where does the BBC go now?)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20309098

5 LIVE Breakfast (George Entwistle's resignation)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTKuI8dz4Is

BBC 5 Live (Rupert Murdoch, is he 'not fit'?)

http://youtu.be/FXgoeP5eVvk

BBC TV NEWS (Phone Hacking) :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvIkTda7ZH8

BBC 5 Live (Sky News e-mails)

http://youtu.be/93z7WT6a1Ik

Your News UK TV (Local TV) :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dotaSs7Xq2I

http://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2011/10/21/local-tv-calls-for-muxco-rethink/

The Guardian (Media Regulation) :

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/oct/03/ofcom-radio-sledgehammer

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/organgrinder/2011/jul/03/ofcom-bbc-news-impartiality?INTCMP=SRCH

UK Press Gazette (Leveson Committee)

http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=1&storycode=48270

Radio Academy Radio Festival (Contributor to Nick Ferrari Late Night Phone-in Session)

http://www.radioacademy.org/events/radio-festival-2011/rf2011-programme/rf-2011-room-2/

BJTC Awards 2012 (with Simon Bates)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2-a8BrhCyA