BBC Pauses Plans To Slash 450 News Jobs Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
The BBC has shelved plans to axe 450 jobs underneath a radical restructuring of its information division, because it battles to maintain providers on-air amid the spiraling coronavirus pandemic.
BBC director normal Tony Corridor advised workers on Wednesday that the deliberate £80M ($94M) of cuts can be paused after being introduced in January. The modifications contain the BBC reducing duplication by centralizing its sources so journalists serve totally different applications and platforms, together with TV, radio and on-line.
However with journalists placing themselves in hurt’s technique to report on the coronavirus pandemic, and the BBC admitting that providers may go darkish amid the disaster, the company is eager to maintain morale as excessive as attainable.
It isn’t clear when the BBC will revisit the financial savings plan, however its monetary constraints imply that the cuts can’t be deserted fully. The broadcaster should save £800M by March 2022 and it is just round midway in the direction of assembly the aim.
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