The TV Licensing Blog is celebrating its seventh birthday this August and the future of the TV licence fee is under greater scrutiny than ever before.
Back in 2008 it was difficult to imagine that some of the BBC's most sordid scandals were about the be aired in public. Today it's fair to say that nothing surprises us about how the BBC manages its finances or conducts its affairs.
It looks like we're riding the wave of public opinion too, with each new day welcoming hundreds of first-time visitors to our blog, many of whom return on a regular basis thereafter.
One thing that stands the TV Licensing Blog apart from our like-minded colleagues is the fact that we often research and generate our own stories, which is often a time consuming albeit thoroughly rewarding effort. Even when reporting stories from elsewhere we always spin them in a unique way, instead of slovenly cutting and pasting someone else's efforts.
Crucially, it is a matter of great pride that everything we publish here is well-composed and accurate. We hate errors and omissions and constantly strive to get our content right first time.
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