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There will be more from us at 9pm. Right now it is time for news watch.


This week, he asks what was Fiona Welcome to news watch. Later and


the programme... The leader of the party...


BBC journalists forget the name of the Labour leader.


And the importance of staying on the ball at all times.


First, the appearance of newsreaders in locations far from


their normal studio. Last Friday saw Fiona Bruce then Athens.


The world is watching as Greece prepares to vote in her election.


Other BBC correspondents were also on the spot covering Greece's


election. This led some viewers to question the point of Fiona Bruce's


point of being there. This is what Joining the now from a Coventry


City at -- studio are to guests. Bill, did you on a's presence at


you connect with the story? No, I am afraid she did not. I got the


impression that she was being shipped to end as some eye candy


for the majority of the viewing public. I believe that the


reporters that you had based their had agreed to a depth of knowledge


of the situation, which was of course very important to all of us.


Brenda, what did you make of it? agree absolutely. I think Fiona


distracted me from concentrating on that the programme, as why was she


there? And she was spending time worrying about that! Yes! We have


had these people out there for quite some times. They have been


reporting, we have been understanding everything, and all


the sudden Fiona Bruce pops up. Was she on holiday? What she getting


her jollities? No, I do not think that was necessary. Bell, as a


licence payer what you think of the cost. It is not a huge cost but


inevitably it is extra cost. would like to see perhaps the BBC


give us some indication of the actual costs of doing this. I am


not for it -- not sure how much sprays travel out there but I am


expecting it was not steerage class. I guessed she did not have a night


in a budget hotel. It was probably a better establishment in Athens. I


cannot see that the cost of that added one iota to the presentation


of the programme. I have seen this so many times in the past. I


thought it had been avoided and that the BBC were not going to


continue to do this so much. But it seems to be very prevalent at the


moment. To be fair, she did to do a story which I saw myself with the


family of a taxi driver, a human story about what life is like for


Greek citizens at the moment. Perhaps she added a bit more than


just standing in front of the news. Not really. You shale a programme


that says that when a story is breaking that you have people on


the ground. -- trail a programme. So why do you have to ship people


in? These people on the ground and have more -- more knowledge. I


think it is a waste of money. you find a brief message to the BBC


editors? I believe that they should take their a deep consideration of


these sorts of views and avoid sending these... These sort of


prestige, highly paid news readers who would be well better spent


stopping at home and reading the news. Thank you very much.


There have been plenty of health stories around this week, including


Apology for the loss of subtitles for 52 seconds


one on the news of website are Another health story this week


brought a more favourable reaction. If what you think is the critical


problem in the way that the NHS treats people with mental illness?


I think it is reflected in The BBC launched its very own


college of journalism seven years ago, designed to train its own


staff and also journalists and made a -- media students elsewhere. On


Tuesday any lodged its website. -- its relaunched its website. With me


is the editor of the website. Why are you relaunching it and what are


you trying to achieve? The existing website had been sitting on some


quite old technology and the design and feel and look and tone of the


website was quite old fashioned. The content and credibility and


authority of that material was terrific, but we needed to move it


on to rig platform that was stable and it -- and robust and bring it


into that BBC design field, so it looks like the BBC website. Can you


trained journalists on line? Isn't there a danger that they go through


it in a mechanical way? The website is about informal learning. What we


know is that a lot of journalists learnt by chatting to their friends


in the newsroom. Asking questions. What we're trying to do with the


whips the -- website is replicate that the will and say, here is some


useful information, have a look at it at home perhaps and you can find


out how it the best of the BBC do their job. But should the BBC


licence fee be paying for not just the training of BBC journalists but


media students and to journalists on commission? The BBC has a remit


to train and share its training across the whole of the industry.


This is exactly what we're trying to do. How much does all this cost?


The Academy has a training budget of about �27 million. That covers


every bit of training that the BBC does, from health and safety to


broadcast engineering, technology, production, journalism... It is a


huge responsibility. It seems like a lot of money. Are you good value?


I think we are incredible value for what we do within the BBC and I


think the BBC has an important role and we recognise that in


maintaining certain standards across the whole of the industry.


The website itself, outside of the UK, is behind as clubs -- behind a


subscription will, so in other countries they are paying to access


this material. Members of the audience in the UK who would like


to see the sort of issues and values that art hopefully being


given it to journalists can look in. Absolutely. I think that is what is


fantastic. People can see how the best BBC journalists do their jobs.


Insights from Jeremy Paxman, John Humphrys, some of our leading


producers. These guys are offering their skills and expertise on this


website. Thank you very much. Before we go, despite all the


training, BBC journalists have do sometimes get it wrong. Twice


before, viewers have spotted the Labour leader being named on air as


Des Burke -- David Miliband. This week it happened again. The leader


of that Labour Party David Miliband has made an outspoken attack on


David Cameron, calling him a tainted Prime Minister. Brian Duffy


Perhaps the presenters of breakfast also need a reminder. Here is


Susanna read. He recorded his are bomb at the famous Abbey Road


studios here end... Ought not here Finally, one golden rule of


broadcasting, look like you are interested. A joint investigation


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