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Pete9,045 posts since 18 Jun 2001
STV North Reporting Scotland
Snapchat is one of those apps where I'm completely baffled. I understand Instagram and the stories feature although I don't use the latter, yet Snapchat really does seem to be one of those generational shifts that I'll never get.


So you don't understand snapchat but you understand Instagram's carbon copy rip off of snapchat?
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noggin14,632 posts since 26 Jun 2001
On the BBC News front page, two of the stories currently on offer

A story that you’d usually find in a local rag

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-49941400


Given the recent allergies cases that have caused changes to major food chains' policies, it strikes me that is a very valid news story, with wider interest than just East Kent. It was published on a BBC local news page, and I guess it was picked up by the national front page because it was of wider interest....
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Joe6,560 posts since 9 Oct 2005
Meridian (South) South Today
I find the dumbed-down Newsbeat pages the most annoying. There's a story on there currently about Justin Bieber getting a designer cat! Sigh!


would you have thought it was dumbed-down if you heard it on Radio 1?


I've not listened to Radio 1 for many a year!

Then why would you necessarily find Radio 1 Newsbeat output relevant?
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London Lite10,873 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
And these issues will continue to happen while Newsbeat copy continues to be shoehorned into the main news site.

Incidentally if you read this weeks Private Eye, it's claimed that young people aren't visiting the BBC News site in their droves, instead preferring social media apps, which the BBC are concerned about.
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Night Thoughts244 posts since 24 Jan 2016
London London
And these issues will continue to happen while Newsbeat copy continues to be shoehorned into the main news site.

Incidentally if you read this weeks Private Eye, it's claimed that young people aren't visiting the BBC News site in their droves, instead preferring social media apps, which the BBC are concerned about.


And some stories can be done in two ways as well. It cropped up yesterday with the Coleen Rooney/ Rebekah Vardy spat - on one side, a gossip goldmine featuring personalities a chunk of the audience will be very familiar with; on the other, a tale of media ethics involving people much of the audience may only be vaguely familiar with at best.

Whereas I think in the past, the BBC might have taken the latter approach, this was given a Newsbeat treatment instead, which just gives critics more ammunition. The leap in tone is too much, along with the inconsistency of treatment.
Cando1,500 posts since 8 Mar 2012
London London
And these issues will continue to happen while Newsbeat copy continues to be shoehorned into the main news site.

Incidentally if you read this weeks Private Eye, it's claimed that young people aren't visiting the BBC News site in their droves, instead preferring social media apps, which the BBC are concerned about.

I'd take most media reports from Private Eye with a grain of salt. A lot of it is second hand titte tattle and unsourced. Was there a source?
Ofcom said earlier this year the exact opposite. BBC dominated on all in the UK far more than they do on tv. Snapchat was their weakest but they were still a mile ahead.
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