NEWSROUND: NEW FORMAT AND NEW PRESENTERS

BBC's Newsround today unveils new changes to its format to offer "more kids more news in more places".

  • New longer daily TV bulletin on CBBC and BBC iPlayer

  • More news stories at Newsround online with greater depth and analysis

  • Series of specials announced looking at issues important to children

  • New YouTube channel launches showcasing best of Newsround



The children’s news programme will introduce one longer eight-minute daily bulletin to air every morning while its website will now offer more in-depth stories.


This autumn Growing Up Black In The UK (2x20') will follow the story of three children who reflect the diversity of the Black British experience. Early next year Newsround will be asking Why Don’t We Talk About Periods?, looking at the issues around period poverty and the campaigners looking to bust period myths and normalize the conversations around menstruation.


A brand new Newsround YouTube channel also launches today which will bring young viewers the best of Newsround’s content from around the world.


Also this month, a full-time environmental correspondent will join the Newsround team to inform and educate our young audience with the most up to date environmental news from across the world.


Editor of BBC Newsround, Paul Plunkett, said: “We are so excited to be relaunching Newsround today with more online content, a longer bulletin and a YouTube channel that we know our audience will love. Our Newsround team are passionate about reporting age-appropriate news stories across all our platforms that speak to the lives of today’s children. These changes reflect the changing media habits of our audience and ensures Newsround will remain relevant for generations to come.”


Newsround is available on CBBC and BBC iPlayer

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