BBC Recognizes It Needs To Facilitate, Not Report, The News

from the changing-roles dept

As the news business has changed over the past few years, incumbent news organizations have struggled with how to adjust. They’re no longer the sole “owners” of the news — and they haven’t always figured out where they fit in. There have been suggestions that they need to spend some more time helping people spread the news rather than just breaking the news. It looks like the BBC has taken that message to heart. An executive at the BBC was quoted saying that they need to be a “facilitator” of the news, rather than just a reporter of the news: “We don’t own the news any more… This is a fundamental realignment of the relationship between large media companies and the public.”

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