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The decline of BBC News online

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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
I'd say everything in the must read section at the moment in time is the absolute opposite. Some of the content being churned out lately just can't be justified - would much rather see that content gone completely and things like the news app on TV protected.
Stay Local. Stay Safe. Stay Alive.
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Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
I'd say everything in the must read section at the moment in time is the absolute opposite. Some of the content being churned out lately just can't be justified - would much rather see that content gone completely and things like the news app on TV protected.


I wonder if its all about getting traffic and clicks and views lately? By going for the lowest common denominator style of "news" it seems to attract readership that in years gone by would never have gone anywhere near a highbrow BBC. I suppose it could be argued that if they don't "adapt", they'll have to consider getting shot of it and if that means copying FYI Daily on occasion then so be it.

Embedding Twitter posts is lazy at the best of times, but when its used correctly it can provide an alternative voice, but more often than not it's just whoever's filtered to the top of the list for a particular hashtag regardless of how reliable it is.

We all remember that comment that the bloke made to the television news in 1997 when Diana died and the flag wasn't flying outside Buckingham Palace. If we'd had Twitter in 1997 that soundbite would have been a perfect Twitter analogy of its time. It's not the content that's changed, its just the way it gets presented. You can see people post on the "I grew up in <somewhere>/Buy and sell in <somewhere>" type Facebook groups, ridiculous posts like "Somebody stood by my front gate and farted loudly, I think they may be up to something, be aware", followed by a string of comments that seem to imply other people have had their gates farted on too. Sometimes I think people aren't happy unless they're moaning.
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elmarko STV Central Reporting Scotland
The kind of people I used to call "normies" which feels hideously mean/self-aggrandising and sometimes a bit classist because ultimately it'd be paired with me saying "but WHY will people like that not watch Screenwipe - what's the problem?".
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scottishtv Founding member STV Central Reporting Scotland
I wonder if its all about getting traffic and clicks and views lately?

There does seem to be an element or two of that on the BBC's main YouTube channel...


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gottago London London
I wonder if its all about getting traffic and clicks and views lately?

There does seem to be an element or two of that on the BBC's main YouTube channel...


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Ugh is that real? Horribly clickbatey. They've somehow found a way of making Question Time even worse.
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BFGArmy Channel Channel Islands
Today on the BBC homepage 'Kim Kardashian reveals only way to eat nuggets' and in today's Must See section 'Single man hires billboard to find love'. If BBC want to make savings, these sorts of nonsense really should be the first thing to go

13 days later

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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Surely this is more worthy of You've Been Framed than a place on the BBC News website.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-leicestershire-51492682/hinckley-toddler-catches-snowball-in-mouth
Stay Local. Stay Safe. Stay Alive.
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Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Follow the links and the same kid went viral in 2018, so he's obviously getting into practice to have a YouTube channel launched soon.
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gottago London London
What is this bizarre image BBC News keep using in their storm articles?

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Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
That is a cropped version of this picture:
https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/visitors-battle-strong-winds-during-a-thunderstorm-at-the-news-photo/1167204210?adppopup=true

But yes, on the BBC site its a very cryptic looking picture of a lady pulling a face at... something.
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gottago London London
Christ it's not even a good image at full screen. Bizarre.
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JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Should've used the other half of the photo, you can clearly see a guy struggling with an umbrella on there.

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