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Local News Partnership- update
Jul 12th, 2018, 10:58am
 
Ian Burrell writes in his regular "The Drum" column "The News Business",  that the "BBC claims it has 'created a new editorial resource’ as cache of 11,000 stories is unearthed."

This scheme, launched in January and funded from the TV Licence fee, operates 'The Local Democracy Reporter Service- (LRDS) - is based in Birmingham.

The whole article is here, in which he describes the forthcoming Partnership scheme involving "The News Hub" from where local news organisations will be able to take pieces of BBC video and audio news for embedding in their own content."

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Reply #1 - Jul 13th, 2018, 11:52am
 
Quite a number of now-retired former local radio news producers and reporters will be choking down a giant scoff at this claim of "discovering a new news resource".  Those of us who spent hours "milking the minutes" and attending late night council meetings before labouring over a hot editing machine know that these stories were always there for any energetic news reporter to find. Local radio got lazy and relied too much on local papers for stories and when the proprietors'  accountants made them sterile   shadows of their former beings Auntie was content to fill bulletins and breakfast programmes with froth. In the two decades that followed, councils had a field day, stripping out local democracy and ramping up chief officer salaries. No-one was there to report it. Local journalism, both radio and print, is in a dire state.
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Reply #2 - Aug 30th, 2018, 8:51am
 
Seems most of the Local TV content was unusable by the BBC.  Story on a516digital tells of the collapse of Local TV.  And the tremendous waste of Licence Fee money it is.  Just think of all the cuts the BBC made to live within the Fee, and what those wasted millions could have done.
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Reply #3 - Aug 30th, 2018, 2:22pm
 
Perhaps the local input was actually "news" rather than the garbage that is currently being propagated on-line and elsewhere. The Beeb definition of "news" seems to have been altered in recent years...I used to read better stuff in Hotspur and Eagle. And that was without the sex! Redtop froth is the order of the day.  Sad
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Reply #4 - Aug 31st, 2018, 4:41pm
 
THey had a bit of leeway:
" The stipulation that the content to be purchased was to be for "diary-based stories", meant that the content purchased covered news events that were known in advance, such as a local town festival or a charity event.  Content purchased could take many forms: for example, a compilation of rushes to make a package, some shots and an interview suitable for a brief news item, a local news vox pop, or even a studio interview, according to the BBC.

In addition, participants in the scheme also committed to granting the BBC ‘first refusal’ rights to acquire off-diary news content that the licensee wishes to sell, including breaking news, investigations and other items that lie outside the monthly quota of diary items.
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