Saturday, March 21, 2015

Disappearing news

Ah, the evolving news values of the BBC. In last night's 6 o'clock bulletin on BBC1, two and a half minutes was devoted to a rugby union preview. Today, spookily, we have seven hours of rugby union on BBC1.

This was not, apparently, still news at 10pm, where the bulletin seemed a little harder-edged. Nothing to do with an analysis by Mark Lawson in the Guardian, which suggested a trend of "populism" in the late evening bulletin, compared with a more analytical and internationalist agenda on ITV.

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