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BBC report admits ‘unconscious bias’ in transport coverage

Peter Stonham
08 February 2023
 

A BBC review of the broadcaster’s impartiality on economic matters has found that coverage of bus travel shows how the lived experience of news teams leads to a lack of balance. It looks at how the significance of spending on various public transport modes, and consequent impacts on users, are presented.

Another example that loses out for a different reason is coverage of public spending on buses. Bus travel is, “for a great many people”, all there really is, the review...

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