|Chapter title||The BBC: Guardian of Public Understanding|
|Editors||Boin, A., Fahy, L. and 't Hart, P.|
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a long-standing institution with a worldwide reputation as the maker and supplier of trustworthy news embedded in programmes aimed at serving the public not commoditising it. This chapter describes the BBC’s institutional DNA and explains how its birth characteristics informed its institutional trajectory over the decades. The chapter discusses the internal principles and the particular ‘craft’ that has made this a true British institution that has become equally revered outside Britain’s borders. It analyses how the BBC survived institutional crises to reach a moment in history where the very idea underlying this venerable but agile institution has come under fire.
|Book title||Guardians of Public Value: How Public Organisations Become and Remain Institutions|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-51701-4|
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