News Bulletins over the Web

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    tracksuitboy: Various references have been made to news from a British standpoint in a number of threads.

    I thought I would put this link into a thread of its own to make it stand out more. If you are curious about how we see the world or are interested in seeing how the Bush visit is being covered, you can access the latest BBC News programmes by going to http://news.bbc.co.uk/. In the top right hand corner, there is the button Watch / Listen to BBC News, click and wait for another box to open. When it does, click on Bulletins: BBC TV News top right and there you go! The BBC news broadcast on the internet is pretty good - you can receive the most recently transmitted BBC news bulletin.

    It would be interesting to see American and other country's news bulletins (free of charge!).

    ABC news is only available if you subscribe to Real Player Superpass.

    NBC seem to offer videos on specific subjects but not a complete bulletin.

    If you know how to receive news broadcasts over the internet, perhaps you would be good enough to post the links here.

    Thanks!
     
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    7x6andchg: TSB -

    Your best bet is probably NPR or PBS ( http://www.npr.org or http://www.pbs.org )....I don't think it requires a subscription like any of the commercial networks. I do not know if CNN or MSNBC offer such a service...they'd be other places you could try.

    7x6&C
     
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    tracksuitboy: Thanks!
     
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    nsh001: The BBC news site is very useful, but the BBC does suffer from intense behind-the-scenes government pressure, backed up by tacit threats over the licence fee or the renewal of the BBC's Charter.

    The best daily TV news programme, by a long way, is Channel 4 News:
    http://www.channel4.com/news/index.html

    Fortunately, in addition to the news programmes, the BBC also produces several current affairs programmes. Of these, the best are:

    Correspondent :
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/correspondent

    Newsnight:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/default.stm

    If you haven't got time to sit through a whole news bulletin (which might be 30mins or an hour), the press is quicker to read and usually covers the subject in more depth. Out of all the UK national press there are only four papers worth reading on a daily basis:

    The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/

    The Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/

    The Financial Times: http://news.ft.com/home/uk

    The [Glasgow] Herald: http://www.theherald.co.uk/

    The Guardian site is particularly good - very fast to load, well-designed with plenty of relevant links next to each story. A delight to use. The Guardian also differs from the rest of the mainstream press because it is owned by a non-profit trust and so is not subject to shareholder pressure, although it still depends on advertising.


    The Media Lens site http://www.medialens.org/ is excellent for keeping up a critique of the UK's so-called "liberal" media. Well worth signing up for their (free) e-mail media alerts service.

    The Irish press can often be better than the British press at covering British dirty deeds (for the same reason that the British press is better at covering US dirty deeds than the American press):

    List of Irish press: http://www.wrx.zen.co.uk/ireland.htm

    The following sites list all the major UK newspapers and other periodicals:

    List of British press: http://www.wrx.zen.co.uk/britnews.htm

    List of Scottish press: http://www.wrx.zen.co.uk/scotland.htm
     
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    longtimelurker: [quote author=nsh001 link=board=99;num=1069182199;start=0#3 date=11/21/03 at 09:37:28]

    The best daily TV news programme, by a long way, is Channel 4 News:          
    http://www.channel4.com/news/index.html
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    Amen to that! Ugh - ITV news, and as for Sky....

    Never realised they had a website, though - I may well start reading it.

    I wouldn't recommend anyone with a rightist bent to read the Guardian, though - they may well burst a blood vessel! ;)
     
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