How can the quality and diversity of news and current affairs output be maintained in the digital age?. Public Service Broadcasting. What is quality to you?. Our attempt to define quality. This is what we came up with. Everyone has an opinion on quality Quality is in perception
Public Service Broadcasting
Our attempt to define quality...
Everyone has an opinion on quality
Quality is in perception
BBC aiming to put quality first – this is outlined in a speech by Mark Thompson
The public fund the broadcasts - so the masses expect what they perceive as quality
In terms of news they expect truth, depth, authority, impartiality and knowledge
The public pay, the public want quality, but the public are a diverse audience...
Our attempt to define diversity...
Diversity is variety
BBC have to cater for all audiences
Cuts could make it more difficult to be diverse
Not everyone wants to hear, read or see
the same thing...
Clear, concise and authoritative.
Introduction of technology which has digitalised our society
World Wide Web
News can read anywhere
User generated content
How has it affected the news output?
Conversation, accessible, available
How useful is it?
Aren’t aware of BBC guidelines
Not necessarily a reliable source
Have to be technically and
Lacking in authority, impartiality, and technical ability
BBC journalist Trushar Barot talks about the importance of user-generated content
License fee frozen
Versus commercial news companies
Lack of funding
Can they maintain quality and diversity?
Filtration, quality not quantity