Opinion Piece: Why I am Worried at the Thought of CBS and the BBC Working together

I Recently Wrote a small twitter thread about the BBC and CBS have begun to share news content and gathering resources and I wasn’t that sold on the idea. In the thread, I talked about how it could lead to watering down one sides content.

However, there is a more serious threat hidden among this deal, As we have all seen in the press and the media, the relationship between Doland Trump and the press is not good
Neither is the relationship between the media and the public, with a Gallup Poll conducted last September showing only 32% of Americans trusting the media.

Compare this with the trust in the British media, with A 2016 poll conducted showing only 24% of people trusting the media in the UK.

with a combined 56% of British and American people trusting what the media put out it is quite alarming.

The BBC Provides more unbiased reporting with 48% of people agreeing whereas CBS have openly been biased against Trump with frequent commentary on events.

I’m Worried at the state of media in America having a wash over effect on our media. That in theory, the BBC could see its entire American reporting done by a partially biased source.

We already see this with Sky News and Fox News, The Two Organisations frequently share resources and both have been reprimanded for false information. Fox News Had to close broadcasting on election day because of their bias reporting.

It’s scary to think that at one point what we saw on TV was accurate and trusted now it’s a mixed bag and I hope the BBC Think clearly towards this deal.

Is it worth sharing resources if trust is low? could that be damaging to the BBC I think so.

Thanks for reading this opinion piece, For Journaling Thoughts I’m Jordan Dodds


Blog Exclusive: My Tour of the BBC

Today, I had the honour of being invited to a tour around the BBC Newcastle Studios, (The Pink Palace). I got to see how news is gathered and presented for both television and radio. quite simply was the most intuitive 2 hours I have ever done.

While being shown the Television news Studio the Breakfast presenter Colin Briggs explained how he does the news bulletins and even showed me how to control the autocue and how to read off the cue. 

After some photo opportunities, we were shown the radio side of broadcasting where I got to meet Alfie Joey, one of the breakfast hosts. I told him how I am an amateur journalist and about the blog. He turned around and told me “you’re not an amateur you are a proper journalist” never have so few words inspired me further. 

Our final stop on the tour was to make our own special edition of Look North. What fun we had! Everything went perfectly and I can definitely see myself becoming a newsreader.

Today was the day that I discovered my passion for what I do and love writing these articles and I am going to pursue this as my career 

Stay tuned for more articles soon until then