Friday, June 17, 2005

Economist on the BBC's internet news

The media and the internet | Old news and a new contender | Economist.com

The only way online information providers can compete in a marketplace where the BBC exists is by providing greater value-add, which means tighter analysis - which is why the FT's website works. The Beeb is great for superficial reportage, and does that far better than the overly opinionated daily papers whose blithe ignorance of reality is often troubling. But the Beeb isn't so good for hardcore analysis, and that's where other information providers need to focus.

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