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BBC in the news, Wednesday

Host Host | 09:26 UK time, Wednesday, 28 June 2006

The Independent: "Kirsty Young, anchor of Five News, has been confirmed as the next presenter of Desert Island Discs." (link)

The Guardian: "The government will unveil plans to involve the public in the search for members of the new BBC Trust." (link)

The Guardian: "A quarter of the journalists in the BBC's flagship television current affairs department are to be forced to take compulsory redundancy." (link)


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  • At 03:08 PM on 28 Jun 2006,
  • Philip wrote:

What I find singularly depressing is that the BBC clearly have resources for this 'blogging' crap, yet appear to be having to make substantial cuts in those trivial members of staff known as 'journalists'. Is this the re-arrangement of priorities envisaged by the Hutton report ?

It is dismaying to find out a quarter of BBC current affairs reporters will be sacked. It is disgusting to find out there were only 12 to begin with. Is this evidence of the new "entertainment" focus called for by UK politicians? Or is it just old-fashioned censorship in another guise?

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