Has the BBC got it wrong on blogging?

October 8, 2009

The Jury’s out following this story today.

Strikes me that one of the main reasons most people read a blog – any blog – is the authentic, genuine, real, undiluted voice they get from the author. A slice of their life. Certainly with many of the BBC’s journos, we follow their blogs for this very reason.

Or, it appears, we used to. Not anymore, as the editorial guideline changes seek to push even more Beeb journos into mediocrity.

Of course, we all want to see standards maintained and the quality of journalism must be maintained – especially at the BBC. But when references to Sachsgate are made and cross-referenced, one can feel the Daily Mail-esque fervour rising. Arse.

I, for one, think it’s a sad day for the BBC’s editorial bloggers. Freedom of the Press should surely include British bloggers.


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