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Ne1L C1,192 posts since 11 Sep 2011
Very sad news about NR being scrapped. Can anyone answer a question. Was it Newsround that broke the news of the Challenger disaster? I ask because I have a vague memory of "Splash" on ITV handing over to ITN.
Inspector Sands13,975 posts since 25 Aug 2004
Very sad news about NR being scrapped. Can anyone answer a question. Was it Newsround that broke the news of the Challenger disaster? I ask because I have a vague memory of "Splash" on ITV handing over to ITN.

Yes the first news report on the disaster was Newsround. I remember it quite vividly as I was a space mad 10 year old and we were going to Florida a few months later and hoping to see a launch.


There's a brief clip of it on YouTube
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Andrew13,909 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
The BBC proposes to significantly reduce television news coverage aimed at younger audiences on the CBBC Channel, and divert funding to more online news content for younger viewers.

Part of the proposal could see the removal of the iconic teatime edition of (John Craven’s) Newsround.

Yet another institution being tossed on the scrap heap, or genuinely a sign of the times?

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/11/16/bbc-scrap-teatimenewsround-bulletin/


Who is going to read the additional online content?

The thing about Newsround is that it is shoved in kids faces, so they take notice.

Online it’ll be lost amongst all the clickbait headlines and stories
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Asa3,590 posts since 22 Mar 2001 Administrator
Meridian (South East) South East Today
I get the sentiment - kids aren't watching at 4pm, shouldn't be keeping something just for nostalgic purposes etc. But the risk is kids will cherry-pick topics they're already interested in, rather than a breadth of news. Wonder if there's the budget to have a presenter do a small bulletin online?

Really can't understand the ideas here of merging/joining with Newsbeat though. Two completely different audiences!
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