Care and cultures of television news production: The case of BBC Newsnight

Rowan Aust

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The case of BBC Newsnight Rowan Aust Care is claimed as central to the work of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) . The corporation’s declaration to prospective employees on the BBC website states, ‘Our values’ are as follows: Our aim is simple – to enrich people’s lives with programmes and services that inform, educate and entertain by being the most creative organisation in the world. But we don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. (BBC 2019; emphasis added) The meaning is clear: to work at the BBC, one must care about how one works. The intent of this chapter is to demonstrate how the BBC, despite its stated aim, has failed to institute a structure of care within its news division. What I wish to consider are the possibilities and, arguably, the impossibilities of implementing an ethics of care within television production....
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDiscourses of Care
Subtitle of host publicationMedia Practices and Cultures
EditorsAmy Holdsworth, Karen Lury, Hannah Tweed
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781501342844, 9781501342837
ISBN (Print)9781501342820
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2020
Externally publishedYes


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