A round-up of the week’s stories and observations.
- MON 15TH MAY (1.30PM)
BBC Radio 2 launches new jingle package
- TUE 16TH MAY (11.15AM)
BBC Local NUJ members to take part in 48-hour strike
- TUE 16TH MAY (1.10PM)
BBC News at One makes temporary return to Studio E
- WED 17TH MAY (1.30PM)
New branded programmes on BBC News from next Monday
Monday 15th May
1.30pm BBC Radio 2 launches new jingle package
BBC Radio 2 has launched new audio branding today (jingles).
This is the new jingle for the news:
Tuesday 16th May
11.15am BBC Local NUJ members to take part in 48-hour strike
Members of the National Union of Journalists in the English regions are set to take part in a 45-hour strike on 7th June and 8th June, in protest at cuts to local programming at 39 radio stations.
The strike is in addition to a work to rule which has already affected radio, TV and online output.
“We support the principle of digital investment, but not at the expense of valued services like linear radio. Politicians, industry experts and the audience have all said it’s the wrong approach.NUJ (Twitter)
“To be clear, strike action is always a last resort and something that’s not done lightly. Our door remains open…for constructive talks with the BBC – but so far these have not yielded concessions that our members can accept.
“What’s more, we’ve repeatedly offered sensible and pragmatic counter proposals that could have delivered digital AND protected linear output. It’s not a case of either/or…”
1.10pm BBC News at One makes temporary return to Studio E
After only one day in its new home (Studio B), the BBC News at One was forced to relocate to Studio E at the eleventh hour today due to technical issues.
Wednesday 17th May
1.30pm New branded programmes on BBC News from next Monday
New, branded news programme will appear on the BBC News Channel from next Monday.
12pm – 3pm BBC News Now. All the big stories, live as they happen, with Lucy Hockings. (UK viewers will receive the BBC News at One at 1pm and Sportsday 1.30pm – 1.45pm).
3pm – 6pm Verified Live. With Matthew Amroliwala. The final half hour of this programme will be exclusive to UK viewers.
6pm – 8pm The Daily Global. Leading the conversation on key global issues, with Yalda Hakim. (UK viewers will receive the BBC News at Six at 6pm and Sportsday 6.30pm – 7pm).
Today see the launch of BBC Verify: “A new brand to address the growing threat of disinformation and build trust with audiences by transparently showing how BBC journalists know the information they are reporting.”
“I’ve always said I want to ‘pull back the curtain’ on our journalism to show audiences the incredible hard work going on behind the scenes at BBC News to check and verify the information we share with our audiences. News consumers have told us that the more they know about the work our journalists do, the more they will know they can trust our journalism”.
“BBC Verify is transparency in action – fact-checking, verifying video, countering disinformation, analysing data and explaining complex stories in the pursuit of truth. This is our promise to consumers – we understand that their trust must be earned and we will show them how we are doing that each and every day”.Deborah Turness, BBC News CEO
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