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BBC News - 108 jobs axed

(September 2006)

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Andrew Founding member
I'm surprised this news hasn't been discussed

BBC News to lose 108 jobs
BBC News cuts hit Europe, New York
The unions say that another strike could be forthcoming if any jobs lost are compulsory redudancies. Paxman accused the BBC of burying bad news
RM
Roger Mellie
So that's how the BBC paid for all its new multi-million pound idents... Rolling Eyes
MA
marksi
Roger Mellie posted:
So that's how the BBC paid for all its new multi-million pound idents... Rolling Eyes


On my BBC PC, idents are free. I just press the tab button once.
IS
Inspector Sands
Roger Mellie posted:
So that's how the BBC paid for all its new multi-million pound idents... Rolling Eyes


Yeah, because the news department pays for them doesn't it?

This is the outcome of the cuts announced early last year, News have just taken a while to decide what/who to cut
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noggin Founding member
Inspector Sands posted:
Roger Mellie posted:
So that's how the BBC paid for all its new multi-million pound idents... Rolling Eyes


Yeah, because the news department pays for them doesn't it?

This is the outcome of the cuts announced early last year, News have just taken a while to decide what/who to cut


Not strictly true Inspector Sands.

The 108 posts going in News this time are a result of the "Year 3" Value for Money savings - there have previously been posts closed for Year 1 and Year 2 VfM savings, and these were announced previously.

It isn't a case of News taking longer to make their minds up as far as I know - just that they cut in different areas over the last 3 years - and have not announced all three years worth of cuts at once. (Or tried to make the savings all in one go)

This year graphics and editing have quite a few posts going, as do Newsgathering, whereas studio operations have no posts closing this year.

However studio operations have already lost posts in previous years - as a result of Value for Money savings in previous years (the move of Breakfast to the BBC One Bulletins studio closed a few posts for example)
RM
Roger Mellie
Inspector Sands posted:
Roger Mellie posted:
So that's how the BBC paid for all its new multi-million pound idents... Rolling Eyes


Yeah, because the news department pays for them doesn't it?

This is the outcome of the cuts announced early last year, News have just taken a while to decide what/who to cut


Who decides how money the news departments receive though? It's all the same corporation, that's what I was getting at. The irony of the BBC launching an expensive rebranding, the same week as the BBC announcing it's shedding jobs Confused

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