July 28, 2005
BBC Editorial Policy on Blogs
The BBC's Editorial Guidelines site is a handy reference for programme makers and journalists (and possibly members of the public who wish to know what we worry about). There's a particularly useful list of advice, concerning things like conflict of interest, funding for make-over programmes, game show prizes, and the like. Something that's recently popped up there is an entry for 'Blogs BBC Policy on Personal Blogs WIKI' (sic).
The link goes to a BBC internal site, which of course is not available from outwith the BBC. All I can guess is that it's running the Confluence commercial wiki software, which implies that the 'BBC Policy on Personal Blogs' is somehow under discussion and/or being updated by a group within the BBC.
Anyone know any more about what's going on? And why is it linked from an advice site intended, supposedly equally, for external suppliers? It's not that I smell a conspiracy, I'm just curious.