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BBC gets out of the kitchen as government turns up the heat

Jewell, John 2016. BBC gets out of the kitchen as government turns up the heat. The Conversation 2016 (17 May)

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I suppose it says a lot about our current national obsession with all matters gastronomic that the focal point of media attention concerning the BBC’s decision to “redefine” its online presence centres around the decision to take down its food website. But it also says a lot for the power of social media that, within hours of the announcement, BBC management went back on its plan to bin more than 11,000 recipes, announcing that the bulk of them would instead be moved to its commercial BBC Good Food website which will remain open for business. What really appears to have angered the 120,000 or so people who signed a petition calling for the decision to be reversed is the unnecessary attack on such an altruistic, beneficial and tangible example of public service provision.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
T Technology > TX Home economics
Publisher: The Conversation Trust
ISSN: 2201-5639
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 17 July 2020
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2020 15:21

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