Sunday, November 28, 2004

Credible news takes another hit

BBC news in crisis as axe hits 350 staff: "The BBC is to axe around 350 people from its news operation, around 15 per cent of staff, as part of swingeing [sic] cuts to be announced by director general Mark Thompson early next month.

The service, frequently described as being 'at the core' of the publicly-funded organisation, will be cut back as part of a purge of up to 6,000 jobs across all departments...."