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Why Roger Parry Gave Up The BBC

by | 17th, June 2008

ROGER Parry is non-executive chairman of Johnston Press, magazine publisher Future, online pollsters YouGov and mobile phone content provider Mobile Streams. He once worked at the BBC:

Although he completed a masters in economics and management at Oxford, it was actually down the pub where he had the “epiphany moment” that saw him embark on a career in business. “I had been a broadcast journalist for seven years and only decided to leave the BBC when I was assigned to cover the Notting Hill Carnival for the third year running,” he says.

“I went with the same camera crew and sat on the roof of the same pub as before. We were sent there waiting for trouble but we spent the whole afternoon drinking beer and nothing happened. I thought to myself, ‘I can’t do this again… I’ll go nuts’.”

It’s how the news works…



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