A few weeks back I posted a lengthy piece about possible BBC plans to fulfill its public service remit for "sustaining citizenship and civil society", after hearing of a preview by Controller of BBC English Regions Andy Griffee. His demonstration provoked strong criticism from regional media interests, but promised some benefits for citizen journalists and others producing their own content.
.... launch a new service which will give people access to all the BBC’s content across tv, radio and online on a range of topical issues. Many of these topic pages will reflect the same issues that have been central to Action Network, from healthcare and schools, to public transport and policing.
Each topic page will offer the latest news stories on an issue, including TV and radio programmes, while linking to the wider debate through people’s blogs, campaigns and websites.
I'm now writing about networked journalism and related topics over on a new blog: socialreporter.com. You'll find more on this story over there, plus some discussion of what might be the values of networked journalism.
Designing for Civil Society has worked well for nearly five years, but doesn't seem such a great blog title in the networked world. May be time for closure and moving house here too. What do you think?
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