Radio 1 launches Newsbeat website

Radio 1’s Newsbeat has launched a new website with a focus on music and entertainment news.

The site, says Rod McKenzie, editor of Newsbeat and 1Xtra news, ‘will not replicate other BBC news websites’ and will be strong on video and picture content.

“It’s all about visualising our journalism… It’s not about radio anymore, it’s about relevant content being available in lots of different ways (web, mobiles etc) and at last we have the tools for the job,” McKenzie writes on the BBC Editor’s Blog.

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