BBC news click bait

bikingdad90

Über Member
Over the last few weeks the BBC news page seems to be “down” with the millennials with headlines like “Why the Jeremy Kyle show was scrapped” and “why ninja is turning off his face cam”, blah blah blah etc. The headlines seems to be increasingly aimed at click bait. It is really starting to annoy me. Does anyone else feel the serious adult attitude of the BBC is no longer and that it’s approach to the market comes across as a bit fresh out of university and wet behind the ears and not civilised and reasoned like it used to be?

Much the same as the way radio one and two has gone over recent years.
 

Diogenes

Off to that Europe before it closes
The BBC news page refers to itself as having a "magazine format" now, hence 50% of it being gossiping drivel.
 

SpokeyDokey

Nearly 63 - oh dear!
Moderator
Over the last few weeks the BBC news page seems to be “down” with the millennials with headlines like “Why the Jeremy Kyle show was scrapped” and “why ninja is turning off his face cam”, blah blah blah etc. The headlines seems to be increasingly aimed at click bait. It is really starting to annoy me. Does anyone else feel the serious adult attitude of the BBC is no longer and that it’s approach to the market comes across as a bit fresh out of university and wet behind the ears and not civilised and reasoned like it used to be?

Much the same as the way radio one and two has gone over recent years.
Its definitely been dumbed down of late imo - as you say, probably due to the desire to attract listeners of eg Radio 1 who wet their undies at the latest puerile joke, jolly jape or boring self obsessed anecdote by the likes of Mills, Grimshaw & Co.
 
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