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Andrew13,071 posts since 27 Mar 2001
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.
London Lite9,725 posts since 4 Jan 2003
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.
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London Lite9,725 posts since 4 Jan 2003
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.


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.
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james-20013,687 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
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
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Neil Jones4,587 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
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
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Its easily breakable though. Never type Google into Google. Or on topic, never type BBC News into BBC News. Wink