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Andrew13,666 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
The absolute state of this article...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-47934381

I mean that's almost sub Buzzfeed in terms of content.
Crazy. I can't think of any other news site that has Buzzfield-style content like this but doesn't have it in its own branded section. That's all it needs, there probably is a sort of place for this type of fluff but it needs to be within a distinct section, not tarnishing the main BBC News brand.

But it is branded - Newsbeat?


It isn't really though, as it will appear on the main news front page and within the main category of news (in this case 'Entertainment' mixed in with all the 'grown up' stories.
BFGArmy348 posts since 15 Jan 2018
London London
Indeed that 'how to avoid spoilers' article I posted was quite prominent on the 'must see' section - it would've been bad enough if it were on Newsbeat because it's dumbed down even for that section but to have it on the main news page is even worse.
gottago2,839 posts since 26 Aug 2004
London London
The absolute state of this article...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-47934381

I mean that's almost sub Buzzfeed in terms of content.
Crazy. I can't think of any other news site that has Buzzfield-style content like this but doesn't have it in its own branded section. That's all it needs, there probably is a sort of place for this type of fluff but it needs to be within a distinct section, not tarnishing the main BBC News brand.

But it is branded - Newsbeat?


Sorry I meant visually branded, like it used to be when the proper Newsbeat site existed. You barely notice the word Newsbeat at the top of the article.
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