The BBC says it will cut about 450 jobs from its news division in a cost-saving plan that will also affect employees of the World Service’s five radio stations.
The corporation says it will reorganize its newsroom along a “story-led” model in which staff will be assigned to stories and not attached to individual programmes.
BBC News currently employs around 6 000 people, including 1 700 others outside the United Kingdom (UK), but has declined to specify how many of them are journalists.
The company says the changes will mean a reduction in the overall number of stories covered.
It plans to invest more in digital news, including a new version of the BBC News app.