We are committed to being impartial, fair and accurate – these are the qualities which BBC News is rightly expected to uphold. But we also want to be open and accountable, and while this is nothing new (my colleagues and I are quite used to appearing on Newswatch on News 24 and Feedback on Radio 4), we are hoping this blog will be a fresh way of having a direct conversation with you, our audiences.
Delighted to see that BBC news editors have decided to come out from behind the firewall and join the conversation. Helen Boaden’s welcome post lays out the welcome mat. Tips on taking part is well thought out. Here’s hoping that more media organisations choose to follow suit.