Like Watching Wallpaper Dry

Wallpaper* founding editor Tyler Brule will host and produce The Desk, BBC4's "long awaited media show," a media-gazing TV gig even more prestigious than, say, Topic A with Tina Brown.

Brule's strategy for getting the slot may give a hint of what to come; according to the Guardian, Brule first had to beat off some stiff challengers, and "he also beat off other more experienced media experts including Loaded founder James Wheeler, author Paul Morley and Newsnight's Kirsty Wark."

Apparently, so many people wanted to try their hand at the low-paying job because it's been a stepping stone for careers in television. I was going to try to squeeze a couple more jokes out of this, but I think I'll stop here.

Wallpaper man wraps up BBC media role [Media Guardian, via mediabistro]
It takes a village planner, Brule's imaginary neighborhood shop-a-thon for NYT's T

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