Tuesday December 10, 2019

BBC star controversy shows people still care about real journalism

Far from killing off proper journalism, social media could play a role in actually saving it

6th October, 2019
Naga Munchetty, a presenter on BBC Breakfast, found herself at the centre of a Twitter storm after comments she made on air about racism

The BBC is in ‘crisis’ – again. A ‘race row’ involving Naga Munchetty, a presenter of the TV news show BBC Breakfast, has left the corporation facing “open revolt” from angry staff.

If this passed you by, you’re not alone: asked about the controversy on radio last week, British prime minister Boris Johnson confessed he had never heard of Munchetty. But on Twitter, at least – and in the...

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