Have your say: the BBC Trust wants to know what you think

Via the Daily Telegraph we learn that: 

“The BBC Trust has launched the latest in a series of audience consultations to establish whether the corporation’s news output is living up to its public service commitments.

It has now announced the investigation will encompass its flagship news and current affairs programmes, including Radio 4’s Today programme, Panorama, Question Times, Newsnight and the Daily Politics.

It will also investigate the BBC website’s news section, Radio 1’s Newsbeat and bulletins across television and radio.

A spokesman confirmed the review will “particularly focus” on what audiences think about the quality and distinctiveness of BBC news and current affairs, and how to deal with changing viewing habits.”

The consultation will run from September 16th to December 13th 2013 and there are various ways to take part – see details here.  It covers television and radio programmes available in the UK as well as BBC Online and social media – in other words, the consultation does not include the BBC World Service. 

An opportunity definitely not to be wasted.

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