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As I reported on Tuesday, a strategy review with which the BBC Trust has charged director-general Mark Thompson with leading seems certain to downsize the BBC’s online heft – and perhaps cut some digital channels, too – in response to commercial rivals’ concern.

Here, in two BBC Newsnight interview excerpts, Thompson says: “We will never put BBC News behind a paywall.” But the website: “Does it have to be this big? Can we focus it more?” Expect some cutbacks in 2010…