DIVERSE BEEB

Discussions on news networks: BBC News, ITV News, Channel 4 News, 5 News and Sky News
Daisy Steiner
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Post by Daisy Steiner » Sat Mar 31, 2007 6:52 pm

I see that C5 have recently aquired an ex-beeb asian lady to read their news bulletins.

Is it my imagination or is the BBC becoming whiter and whiter in its representation?

I do believe Johnathan Ross got it right when he criticised the goings-on in the Corp.

Apart from the odd dash of asian face, and young black face on childrens TV, the 'older' programs, entertainment, and news are basically broadcasting to white, middleclass viewers. I fit into this group, and even i find it uncomfortable to watch the channel at times. e.g BBC1 news apart from the chap on the 6, is all about white middle-class, blond (mostly) women. I didn't realise Britiain was so white these days!

SKY and C4 do pretty well with their ethnic breakdown..ITV are yet another joke, and C5 are obviously working on it.

Rant for the morning done!

Lone
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Post by Lone » Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:53 am

I've personally always found the beeb to be quite diverse in terms of the number of ethnic faces that get the opportunity to appear on the TV, I think ITV are OK, C4 are better then most, but Sky are the worst. That's my honest opinion.

Daisy Steiner
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Post by Daisy Steiner » Sat Apr 07, 2007 7:17 pm

i think they fail miserably when it comes to news. And now they've sadly let go of The Legend - Moira Stuart, and they lost Darren to Al Jazeera. Their news presentig just seems to be a 'white thing'.The arguement that people should get the job on the ability rather than colour doesn't stand either. Other channels seem able to find their black news presenters with the ability to do the job, so what's the BBCs excuse? Black people can't read news?

Lone
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Post by Lone » Mon Apr 09, 2007 5:45 am

Is it just the beeb's lack of black presenters you find unfavourable? Because apart from theirlack of black presenters, overall I don't see the BBC as a racist organisation, I think they are far more diverse then Sky.

Daisy Steiner
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Post by Daisy Steiner » Mon Apr 09, 2007 5:33 pm

Not at all.They just appear to have lost their way somewhat, particularly in reference to the presenters used on their news programs....however credit where deserved, and it was nice to see the sports bloke on yesterday with michelle hussain. They do well with reporters, just dissappointing to see a lack of black faces fronting news.



ITV are far worse i feel. There is a lack of ethnic diversity on much of their output...not just news.I must be more sensitive to this as i live in a very ethnically diverse region of the country.

Lone
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Post by Lone » Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:50 pm

I live in a pretty ethnically diverse city too.Don't forget the beeb had two African Carribean weather presenters, though one has left for Al-Jazeera. They also had one of my fave reporters, Rageh Omar, until guess what, he left for AJI as well.

Daisy Steiner
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Post by Daisy Steiner » Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:38 pm

What a shame! I suppose it was a case of bigger bucks!Haven't seen any of AJI...is it any good?

Lone
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Post by Lone » Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:17 pm

It's very good, I watch it more then any of the other news channels.

Plexus
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Post by Plexus » Sat Apr 14, 2007 1:02 pm

Lone wrote:It's very good, I watch it more then any of the other news channels.Hi Lone,Yeah, I agree Al Jazeerah is a professionally presented news channel.



Can't help thinking that there's going to be a serious anti-west bias overall,



but let's face it, we suffer the opposite from the established UK news channels don't we???Have a nice day.

News Mad
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Post by News Mad » Sat Apr 14, 2007 3:13 pm

THESE NEWS ORAGNISATION LIKE THE BBC,ITV, CHANNEL5, AND SKY NEWS NEED TO DO SOMTHING ABOUT THEIR LACK OF ETHNIC PRESENTERS, AND CORRESOPONDENTS. WATCHING THE NEWS NOW ADAYS ALL YOU SEE IS WHITE PRESENTERS, AND IF THIS DOESN'T CHANGE I THINK IT WILL EFFECT THESE NEWS ORGANISATION AT SOME



POINT..

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