Media and Academic Journals Mainstream print, broadcast, radio, and internet media entities such as the New York Times, CNN, ABC News, National Public Radio, Slate.com, Seattlepi.com, etc., as well as influential academic journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Foreign Policy, etc.
"The BBC is a unique institution, owned by the British people and independent of political and commercial interests. The BBC's purpose - largely unchanged in 80 years - is to enrich the life of every person in the UK with programmes that inform, educate and entertain."
"About the BBC," BBC website (accessed Nov. 13, 2007)
"To provide, as public services, sound and television broadcasting services and to provide sound and television programmes of information, education and entertainment for general reception in Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man and the territorial waters thereof, and on board ships and aircraft and for reception elsewhere within the Commonwealth and in other countries and places overseas."
1996-2006 Royal Charter of the BBC
The World Service has an audience of 150 million people, with broadcasts in 40 languages
£3.3billion in expenditures in 2006/2007
Sir Michael Lyons, Chairman, BBC Trust
# of Offices:
44 newsgathering bureaus, 41 of which are overseas