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A new set of threats to the BBC — internal and external — challenges its role as anchor of U.K. media
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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.
“Because we’ve been in a relatively protected space, I think one of the challenges is that there’s not always the urgency to change.”
NJ Spotlight and NJTV News may be onto a trend: “Really the quality of the journalism and business model made it viable for us and make it viable for the other legacy stations around the country.”
“I think there’s a very viable long-term financial model for commercial media. But I don’t necessarily think that applies directly to journalism.”
Plus: HBO buys in, ESPN brags condescendingly, big networks scale back, and Call Your Girlfriend plots its future. Also, gifs.
“The connection between cars and public media is so strong. What happens when that connection is shaken a little bit?”
“The potential for nonprofits to offer a radical alternative to commercial media is being lost.”