Media Websites

The decline of BBC News online

AN
all new Phil Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
It’s all subjective though, isn’t it? An article about the Proms, for example, wouldn’t look out of place. Who’s to say that’s a more valid or newsworthy form of entertainment than Love Island?
AN
Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
The coverage of both their own and other channels shows in the entertainment section is quite variable and inconsistent.

Often they don’t quite know if they are supposed to be a completely neutral news site or an extension of the BBC press office.

They jumped on Love Island as it was obviously a bandwagon they wanted to be part of, but then will ignore other bigger shows that aren’t on the BBC, but then will run a story about a BBC show that is smaller than either.
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Some good maths from the BBC here- Harry Leslie Smith is supposedly 95, but apparently "joined the RAF in 1941 at the age of 22". Which would make him 99. If he's 95 he would have been 18 in 1941.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-46288334
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Other outlets have also posted Mr Smith as joining the RAF at the age of 22 so the error is not unique to the BBC, the Mirror's stated the same 'fact'. All other outlets I've seen just say he was in the RAF during WWII.
DE
DE88
There *are* plenty of people who don't give a stuff about Piers Morgan and what he does on Twitter... Rolling Eyes

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-46297345
Now officially retired from TV Forum. "When the fun stops, stop."
AN
all new Phil Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
DE88 posted:
There *are* plenty of people who don't give a stuff about Piers Morgan and what he does on Twitter... Rolling Eyes

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-46297345

And some people do care. If they could only report things that everybody cared about, they wouldn’t have much at all.
LL
London Lite Founding member London London
The piece is clearly puff, but is in the entertainment section.

The integration of the Newsbeat copy is clearly the most jarring of the lot though, which can make the casual BBC News reader wonder what the hell they're reading.
JO
Joe
The piece is clearly puff, but is in the entertainment section.

The integration of the Newsbeat copy is clearly the most jarring of the lot though, which can make the casual BBC News reader wonder what the hell they're reading.


Ah, but there's limited space on the internet, you see.
LL
London Lite Founding member London London
Joe posted:
The piece is clearly puff, but is in the entertainment section.

The integration of the Newsbeat copy is clearly the most jarring of the lot though, which can make the casual BBC News reader wonder what the hell they're reading.


Ah, but there's limited space on the internet, you see.


Now while it's obvious why Newsbeat was merged into the main site, it needs to made more clear when it's a Newsbeat piece for a non-existent reader who the BBC have imagined. In any case, the online copy is nowhere as good as Newsbeat's excellent long-form bulletins on Radio 1 which continue to actually provide content "for whom BBC News isn't for them" unlike a certain daytime filler on the News Channel.
SC
scottishtv Founding member STV Central Reporting Scotland
*
London Lite and BFGArmy gave kudos
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Joe posted:
The piece is clearly puff, but is in the entertainment section.

The integration of the Newsbeat copy is clearly the most jarring of the lot though, which can make the casual BBC News reader wonder what the hell they're reading.


Ah, but there's limited space on the internet, you see.


Well, the internet isn't that big
*
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Joe posted:
The piece is clearly puff, but is in the entertainment section.

The integration of the Newsbeat copy is clearly the most jarring of the lot though, which can make the casual BBC News reader wonder what the hell they're reading.


Ah, but there's limited space on the internet, you see.


Well, the internet isn't that big
*


Its easily breakable though. Never type Google into Google. Or on topic, never type BBC News into BBC News. Wink

Newer posts