Media and Academic Journals Mainstream print, broadcast, radio, and internet media entities such as the New York Times, CNN, ABC News, National Public Radio, Slate.com, Seattlepi.com, etc., as well as influential academic journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Foreign Policy, etc.
The BBC is the largest broadcasting organisation in the world. Its mission is to enrich people's lives with programmes that inform, educate and entertain.
It is a public service broadcaster, established by a Royal Charter and funded by the licence fee that is paid by UK households.
The BBC uses the income from the licence fee to provide services including 8 national TV channels plus regional programming, 10 national radio stations, 40 local radio stations and an extensive website.
BBC World Service broadcasts to the world on radio, on TV and online, providing news and information in 32 languages. It is funded by a government grant, not from the licence fee.
The BBC also has a commercial arm, BBC Worldwide. Its profits are returned to the BBC for investment in new programming and services."
"What is the BBC," BBC website (accessed on May 21, 2010)
"To enrich people's lives with programmes and services that inform, educate and entertain."
"BBC Mission and Values," BBC website (accessed on May 21, 2010)
256 million (global weekly audience to BBC's international news services)
£4.8 billion/$7.6 billion (2012 operating costs)
Tony Hall, Director-General
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BBC operations are run by 16 divisions
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The BBC is constitutionally established by a Royal Charter