Yes the reporting can be a bit westminster bubble focused at times
Replying to you, but fairly certain that you'll be well aware of all of this, so not so much directed at you.
Think that goes for most of the national news channels/productions on TV though. From what I have seen the BBC's local outputs are considerably better than the equivilants offered by ITV for example.
Obviously if people don't engage with their regional BBC news programmes and radio stations then it is easy to think the BBC is this London/Westminster centric instituion, but those national news programmes aren't designed to cater to local interests. Covering national/international news in 28 mins will natually mean that a lot doesn't make the cut.
Most of the national and local commercial radio stations now buy in their news from Sky, as does Channel 5, which seems to me to be mostly headlines and very light on substance.
Not to mention that the way news is produced and disseminated has changed a lot in the last fifteen years. For the most part I think the BBC has done a pretty good job in that respect. But it has sacrificed a huge amount in other areas. BBC drama for example is now a pale shadow of what it used to be.
I don't like all the hate for Laura Kuensberg - i fail to see what is different about her approach to that of the other BBC politics reporters
Very glad to see Laura Kuensberg back at the BBC. Why they ever let ITV poach her was beyond me, even if it was very briefly. She was the right choice to replace Nick Robinson - imagine if ITV had managed to hang on to her, the BBC would probably have ended up with Robert Peston fronting their political reporting, which would have been utterly appalling.
I suppose there are some obvious reasons for the hate - all of which are too boring to go into - but there also seemed to be some particular vitriol coming from Corbyn supporters in recent months.