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The BBC functions as a heat sink for polarization — converting potentially dangerous energy into something the system can more easily deal with. A new group of broadcast competitors and its likely new set of bosses see it differently.
News organizations’ audiences are increasingly moving from public social media to closed or semi-closed platforms like WhatsApp, Discord, and Facebook Groups. But there are still opportunities for good reporting on the communities we cover.
“You have to take a 500-word news article and think: If I was to see this in the form of a series of message alerts, what would I want to see and what would I leave out? That’s a different way of thinking about journalism.”
Rede britânica usa 1 canal pelo Facebook Messenger. Antes do anúncio, programa era usado para o Brexit.
The BBC’s digital team worked alongside the editorial staff to shape the coverage and determine best practices for vertical video.
“This opens up all kind of new ways and products to tell stories that are not so focused on production values.”
Nine publishers have signed on, hoping it’s a way to better monetize mobile traffic they struggle to turn into dollars. But is it a smart adjustment to digital reality — or a surrender?
“We want to make audiences that normally may have a stereotype about what the BBC is — we want to show them that the BBC is up to speed with the modern times.”