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BBC will eliminate some ‘soft’ news from its website, saying it ‘cannot be all things to all people’

The Telegraph

The BBC will announce cuts to its website this week, targeting “soft news” content such as recipes, travel advice and magazine-style articles, The Telegraph’s Patrick Foster reports. The BBC is expected to create clear boundaries about what it will and will not do online, with director general Lord Hall of Birkenhead saying that the BBC’s website “cannot be all things to all people.” Last week, BBC Trust member Richard Ayre called on the website to “leave the magazine content, the celebrity gossip, the skateboarding ducks, the games and the puzzles to other providers, who frankly can do it just as well, or better.”

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