What is BBC News?

BBC News is a 24-hour news channel providing breaking news and analysis.

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What is BBC News?

BBC News is a trusted source of impartial news and information, providing insight and analysis on a wide range of stories from around the world. From breaking news to in-depth features and investigative journalism, BBC News offers something for everyone.

History of BBC News

BBC News is the department of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs. The department is the world’s largest broadcast news organisation and generates about 120 hours of radio and television output each day, as well as online news coverage.

The service maintains 50 foreign news bureaus with more than 250 correspondents around the world. follows developmen ts in 120 countries, more than any other news outlet. Its global audience is an estimated audience of 241 million weekly unique browsers, including 106 million on mobile devices according to a report from March 2014.

The structure of BBC News

BBC News is the department of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs. The department is the world’s largest broadcast news organisation and generates about 120 hours of radio and television output each day, as well as online news coverage.

The structure of BBC News has changed several times since its launch in 1922. The latest reorganisation took place in 2007 with the creation of two new super-departments: BBC World News, which took responsibility for international output, and BBC News, which replaced the former domestic services BBC One bulletins, Radio 5 Live and the regional TV news programmes.

Today, BBC News employs around 3,500 staff in more than 200 locations around the world.

BBC News output

BBC News is a department of the British Broadcasting Corporation responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs. The department is the world’s largest broadcast news organisation and generates about 120 hours of radio and television output each day, as well as online news coverage.

The output of BBC News includes flagship programmes such as Radio 4’s Today and Breakfast on BBC One, as well as rolling news channels BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC World News. As well as being produced by in-house staff, output also includes content from across the BBC, including other regional news programmes such as Wales Today and Points West; specialist output such as Click; and foreign language services including BBC Persian and airing on World Service radio.

BBC News Services

BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs. The department is the world’s largest broadcast news organisation and generates about 120 hours of radio and television output each day, as well as online news coverage.

The service maintains 50 foreign news bureaux with more than 250 correspondents around the world. James Harding has been Director of News and Current Affairs since April 2013. The department’s annual budget is in excess of £350 million; it has 3,500 staff, 2,000 of whom are journalists. BBC News’ domestic, global (international), and online news divisions are housed within the largest live newsroom in Europe, in Broadcasting House in central London. Parliamentary coverage is produced and broadcast from studios in Millbank in London. Through the BBC English Regions, the BBC also has regional centres across England, as well as national news centres in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. All nations and English regions produce their own local news programmes and other current affairs and sport programmes.

BBC News on other platforms

In addition to its website, BBC News offers mobile apps for Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone devices; a live streaming TV service; and a radio service.

The BBC News app features stories and analysis from the UK and around the world, with a focus on delivering timely, impartial news. The app also includes video and audio content, as well as push notifications for breaking news stories.

The live streaming TV service offers 24-hour coverage of events as they happen, with breaking news alerts and regular updates from reporters. The service is available in the UK only.

The BBC News radio service offers listeners up-to-the-minute news, interviews, and discussion on a range of topics from across the UK and around the world.

Criticism of BBC News

BBC News has been accused of failing to provide impartial, objective or accurate reporting on a number of occasions. In 2004, a study by Cardiff University found that BBC news was biased in favour of the Labour Party. However, the same study also found that ITV News was biased against the Labour Party. In 2006, Martin Bashir resigned from the BBC after it was revealed that he had used false documents to secure an interview with Princess Diana. In 2012, the BBC was accused of allowing a “false balance” between scientific experts who argued that human activity was causing global warming, and climate change deniers who argued that it wasn’t. In 2015, Panorama aired an investigation into FIFA corruption which led to the resignation of Sepp Blatter as FIFA president. The BBC has also been criticised for its reporting on the Israel-Palestine conflict, with some accusing it of being pro-Israel and others accusing it of being pro-Palestinian.

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