Smartphones preferred device for news among affluent consumers says BBC

bbcnewsinfographsnip.jpg

The results of a new survey for BBC World News shows a surge in smartphone use for consuming news among affluent consumers compared to the general population. The BBC defines “affluent consumers” as the highest 20 percent income earners in each country surveyed. What the BBC describes as the world’s first study into the use […]

BBC global survey shows evolving news consumption habits across multiple screens

tabletowners.jpg

It’s doubtful that many people would disagree with the belief that our behaviours in how, where and when we consume content – the evolved way of saying what we used to describe as reading the papers, listening to the radio or watching TV – have shifted dramatically and permanently with the broad and deep penetration […]

Getting a grip on the lurching crisis at the BBC

georgeentwistle.jpg

Watching events this weekend that make up the still-unfolding crisis at the BBC has been an experience of mixed emotions, ranging from bewilderment to despair to resignation (in two senses of that word). Much of that surrounds the (now ex) Director-General George Entwistle, pictured, an honourable man whose short tenure in the job did little […]

Does the BBC really have the courage to come clean?

SavileTOTP.jpg

Unless you sit atop a remote mountain or cast yourself away on a desert island, and as long as you have no means of digital connectivity with you, it’s impossible to avoid seeing and hearing about Jimmy Savile. The continuing reporting on the revelations about the late alleged child abuser is relentless. Each day, more […]

Making a video viral

todayviral.jpg

The headline above is deliberate in the order in which I put the two key words: ‘video’ and ‘viral.’ I hear a lot of talk about viral videos, as in “We’re creating a viral video.” And my new favourite which I heard last week: “We’re going to viral the campaign.” (Proof that you can do […]