Sunday, 1 June 2014

5. BBC Purposes

When going to the BBC we had a tour where we overlooked the information room what you see behind when the news is filming. We also saw the BBC The One Show studio where we sat in there and got to see what a studio was like. We also saw the auditorium where a lot of famous acts perform. Some of us got to try out recordings in the BBC so myself, Mason and Harry got to try out doing the News and Weather, some of the others did drama radio.

BBC have six public purposes, one of them is Sustaining citizenship and civil society, the BBC provides high quality news, current affairs and factual programming to engage its viewers, listeners and users in important current political issues. 

Promoting education and learning is another purpose of the BBC, the support of formal education in schools and colleges and informal knowledge and skill building for children. 

Stimulation creativity and cultural excellence by encouraging interest, engagement and participation in cultural, creative and sporting activities across the UK. 

Representing the UK, its nations, regions and communities, the BBC viewers, listeners and users can rely on the BBC to reflect the many communities that exist in the UK. 

Bringing the UK to the world and the world to the UK, the BBC will build global understanding of international issues and broaden UK audiences experience of different cultures

Delivering to the public the benefit of emerging communications,technologies and services by assisting the UK residents to get the best out of emerging media technologies now and in the future. 

Purpose priorities

The BBC Trust, after public consultation, has divided this remit into five specific priorities:
  1. Provide independent journalism of the highest quality.
  2. Engage a wide audience in news, current affairs and other topical issues.
  3. Encourage conversation and debate about news, current affairs and topical issues.
  4. Build greater understanding of the parliamentary process and political institutions governing the UK.
  5. Enable audiences to access, understand and interact with different types of media.
(The BBC's contribution to the promotion of citizenship is not exclusive to this purpose, and will be achieved through its other purposes, particularly representing the UK, its nations, regions and communities and promoting education and learning.

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