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Survey: BBC most trusted news outlet among teens

A survey for BBC Bitesize suggests that the BBC is the most trusted news source for young people among traditional broadcast and print media, as well as digital media channels including Instagram, TikTok and YouTube. It comes as BBC Bitesize launches the ‘Other Side Of The Story’ campaign to help 11-16 year olds navigate fake […]

June 20, 2022

BBC News unveils revamped London studio

The BBC has unveiled its newly revamped studio which it says “will put audiences first with new features and cutting edge technology to provide more modern ways of story-telling and improve the experience of viewers at home”. The redevelopment of Studio B will house the BBC’s flagship news programmes, the News at Six and Ten, […]

June 14, 2022

‘Digital-first’ BBC plan

The BBC has set out the blueprint to build a digital-first public service media organisation, which includes plans to stop broadcasting smaller linear channels, such as CBBC and BBC Four and Radio 4 Extra, within the next few years. In a speech to Corporation staff, Director-General Tim Davie said the BBC must reform to stay […]

May 26, 2022

Mason named BBC News Political Editor

The BBC is has announced the appointment of Chris Mason as its new Political Editor. Mason has been Political Correspondent for BBC News for over 10 years, reporting from Westminster across TV, radio and online. During that time he’s reported on everything from Brexit to the Coronavirus pandemic, taking in three General Elections along the […]

April 13, 2022

BBC Studios joins IBCAP anti-piracy coalition

Anti-piracy organisation the International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) has confirmed  that BBC Studios, representing the BBC Group, will join as a member of IBCAP. As part of its membership, IBCAP will play an instrumental role in protecting the BBC’s channels against piracy in the US, including: BBC One; BBC Two; BBC Three; BBC Four; […]

February 2, 2022By Colin Mann

Baird joins BBC Studios’ digital news team

BBC Studios has announced a number of new roles aimed at further bolstering its digital news team. News Corp SVP and Global Head of Product Jennie Baird has been appointed to a newly created position of EVP and MD of Digital News and Streaming. During her tenure at News Corp, Baird was responsible for developing […]

January 28, 2022

Turness appointed CEO, BBC News and Current Affairs

The BBC has announced that Deborah Turness has been appointed as CEO, BBC News and Current Affairs. Turness will join the BBC from ITN, where she is CEO. Tim Davie, BBC Director-General, commented: “I’m delighted Deborah Turness is joining the BBC as our CEO for BBC News and Current Affairs. Deborah brings a wealth of […]

January 6, 2022

Kuenssberg stepping down as BBC political editor

Laura Kuenssberg will step down as the BBC’s political editor at Easter 2022 after seven years in the position, to take up a senior presenting and reporting role across the BBC. Kuenssberg will take on a range of news and current affairs projects across TV, radio and online – with further details to be announced […]

December 20, 2021

BBC calls on Iran to end harassment of Persian staff

The BBC has marked International Human Rights Day (December 10th) by calling upon Iran to end the escalating cross-border harassment and threats towards BBC News Persian journalists and staff.  The call to end the harassment of BBC News Persian journalists comes as the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to journalists at risk, Maria Ressa and […]

December 10, 2021

BBC: International audience doubled in 10 years

The BBC has achieved the highest ever global audience, according to the Global Audience Measure (GAM), which records the total weekly number of adults accessing the BBC around the world. In 2020/21, the BBC achieved record figures with an average audience of 489 million adults every week, an increase of over twenty million from the […]

November 24, 2021