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Assignment #1 - News and Information

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BBC News is a division of the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) which gathers and broadcasts news and information.  It "is the world's largest broadcast news organization and generates about 120 hours of radio and television output each day, as well as online news coverage."  BBC News covers news internationally as well as in the UK.  The BBC and BBC news operate under Royal Charter and are financed through TV fees that everyone pays in the UK.  The government doesn't oversee or control it, but its coverage must be "balanced and unbiased." It's regarded as owned by the people of the UK. Video


In 2014, the BBC commissioned a poll by an impartial polling service. They polled UK adults who read the news about which sources they felt were trustworthy and impartial. The BBC was the top rated under both impartiality and trust.  According to Business Insider in 2014, Pew Research polls show that the BBC News is one of the most trusted news outlets in the …