Description: BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs. The department is the world’s largest broadcast news organisation and generates about 120 hours of radio and television output each day, as well as online news coverage.The service maintains 50 foreign news bureaux with more than 250 correspondents practically within reach of every country. James Harding has been Director of News and Current Affairs since April 2013.
History: The British Broadcasting Company broadcast its first radio bulletin from radio station 2LO on 14 November 1922.Wishing to avoid competition, newspaper publishers persuaded the government to ban the BBC from broadcasting news before 7 PM, and to force it to use wire service copy instead of reporting on its own. On Easter weekend in 1930, this reliance on newspaper wire services left the radio news service with no information to report. Piano music was played instead. The BBC gradually gained the right to edit the copy and, in 1934,