BBC Blows Budget Covering Chilean Miners

By Andrew Gauthier 


The BBC has spent so heavily on its coverage of the Chilean miners rescue it is being forced to reduce its coverage of other major events, including next month’s G20 summit in Seoul and the Oscars.

A memo written by the BBC’s world news editor, Jon Williams, and sent to fellow executives, says the cost of reporting the rescue will exceed 100,000.


It will also result in cuts to coverage of the Cancn climate summit, which begins in November, the Nato summit in Lisbon, and the Davos World Economic Forum. More…