Bloated BBC News Announces 450 Job Cuts to Staff

BBC News’ Director, News & Current Affairs, Fran Unsworth, is leading a meeting explaining the ‘modernisation’ of the BBC to around 130 employees in the room, and many more elsewhere watching on an internal live stream. She has announced 450 job losses…

The major restructuring will focus on pooling resources into “multi-skilled story teams”, instead of the current farce of the BBC sending multiple news crews to the same event to cover it for different programmes. At major events such as party conferences sometimes the bloated BBC contingent is as numerous as all the rest of the media combined. It is bonkers that individual programmes have their own economics, science, and tech presenters when they are only occasionally used…

The BBC is belatedly and brutally making the decisions it would have have been forced to make a long time ago if it were run like a for-proft company. The way to avoid big ruptures like this in the future is to move to a sustainable subscription-based model…

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Who’s In The Final Running To Be New BBC News Director

Guido can disclose who’s in the final running to become the new Director of BBC News, replacing James Harding. It’s understood the appointment could be announced as soon as this afternoon. Here are the names in the frame…

  • Fran Unsworth: Thought to be favourite. Director of the World Service, with strong grasp of the impartiality rules, she is also Director of News and Current Affairs and sits on the BBC’s Executive Team. Safe pair of hands…

  • Jonathan Munro: Currently Head of Newsgathering and former ITV man. Was in charge of the infamous BBC election debate dubbed as having had ‘the most left-wing audience ever’ – even by lefties…

  • Kamal Ahmed: The BBC’s Economics Editor is a wildcard with no management experience. A big hand in yesterday’s project fear Rand Corporation story…

  • Gavin Allen: Currently overseeing Today and the Ten and the World At One. Popular among the troops…

Not long to wait…

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