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Has news and media become too dumbed down?

Has news and media become too dumbed down?

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12.43 12 Feb 2019


Has news and media become too dumbed down?


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12.43 12 Feb 2019


The BBC News at Ten is to be shortened by ten minutes in a bid to attract younger viewers.

The plan is to trim the nightly news to make way for youth programming that originated on BBC Three.

This comes three years after the news bulletin was extended to provide “more analysis and explanation.”

Is this just the evolution of how news is consumed in the modern world, or is media being ‘dumbed down’?

Richie Oakley, Editor of The Times Ireland Edition joined Ciara to discuss.


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