BBC News Priorities are Wrong

I mentioned last week that I found the BBC.com (not just BBC News) homepage coverage of the new Google phone disturbing – there are more important news articles to cover than Google releasing a new handset.

The same happened yesterday with the Apple iPad. With the end of the recession, Obama declaring war on the banks, and many other news stories, the Apple story was not the most important thing to happen yesterday.

Besides, apparently the new iPad doesn’t support Flash, so users can’t watch BBC’s iPlayer anyway.

The issue here is that the web producers at the BBC are too technology & new media focussed that they lose sight of what the country and the World really want from a news site – i.e. real news.

This is why I constantly stress the importance of proper, professional content across websites, and why newspaper coverage is still far superior to that on the web.

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