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BBC News- cuts
Jul 15th, 2020, 3:52pm
 
BBC News website reports the forthcoming BBC News department cuts, here.


The "Press Gazette" reports the story, here.
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Reply #1 - Jul 16th, 2020, 2:42pm
 
"More interviews will be conducted by Skype, Zoom and other video technologies, meaning there's less reliance on satellite trucks and radio cars."

Dear God! Don't they know just how infuriating this form of connection is?

I know how expensive it is to get an interview properly set up, but with lighting, exposures and sound all being (notionally) handled by a $15 webcam, please, let's not degrade our service to that of Twatter or Instigrum levels of (lack-of) quality.

Not so many years ago the BBC was the absolute byword for quality broadcasting. It seems now that this present government (indeed, all those since 2010) are hellbent on destroying the reputation we built up over half a century.
And all for a mess of pottage.
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Reply #2 - Jul 17th, 2020, 5:58pm
 
I am listening to Dead Ringers on R4. Itís a brilliant satire challenging the government, Trump and just about everything currently being talked about. It also targets some big BBC names like Nick Robinson. Why canít BBC journalists be as challenging? Must we rely on satire for calling ďauthorityď to account?   The BBC is becoming universally impotent for several reasons. As Murdoch extends his reach into serious radio the time has come to challenge the seemingly lily livered approach and to speak for the people. But it isnít going to happen, is it?    Meanwhile more and more people of my acquaintance and myself included are watching less and less BBC television, especially news and current affairs. Never was ďIím glad Iím out of itĒ more applicable.  
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Reply #3 - Jul 18th, 2020, 12:38pm
 
The last correspondent really hit the nail on the head as regards BBC Scotland being lily livered. They seem unable to criticise anything about the way Scotland is governed for fear of a bunch of banner waving cybernats arriving on Pacific Quay and making a "noise." Too late to grow some springs to mind.
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