Terms of reference: Review of BBC news and current affairs

05 March 2019

We are conducting a review of the BBC’s news and current affairs output across television, radio and online.

The way we consume and engage with news is changing. The traditional mix of television and radio bulletins, giving audiences an authoritative daily summary of major events, has been replaced for many people by a far more complex news environment.

In this climate, the role of the BBC as an impartial provider of news and current affairs across all its platforms is just as important as ever. The challenge the BBC faces is to remain a relevant and trusted source of news, which delivers high quality content for all audiences. The aim of this review is to understand how well the BBC is adapting to meet that challenge.

As well as speaking to audiences, we will engage with industry and other interest parties throughout the period of our review.

We expect to publish our findings in autumn 2019 and any relevant findings will inform our future regulation of the BBC.

Review of BBC news and current affairs: Terms of reference (PDF, 741.5 KB)

Adolygu newyddion a materion cyfoes y BBC: Cylch gorchwyl (PDF, 207.6 KB)

Contact information

BBC News and Current Affairs Review
Ofcom
Riverside House
2A Southwark Bridge Road
London SE1 9HA

Email: bbcnewsreview@ofcom.org.uk