The plan will see the broadcaster produce fewer stories, with its output more targeted and aiming to have more impact.
The BBC has announced that it will cut 520 jobs in its news operation, 70 more than was previously announced in January which were put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Fran Unsworth, Director of BBC News and Current Affairs said the corporation, which is mainly funded by a licence fee paid by British TV viewers, had to change to be sustainable.
The plan will see the broadcaster produce fewer stories, with its output more targeted and aiming to have more impact. Staff on shows such as Today, World at One and PM on Radio 4 are privately warning that audiences should expect less distinctive programmes, with more discussion of stories that have been covered across the rest of the BBC, the Guardian reported.
Earlier, the BBC had announced plans to reduce 450 staff from its news teams, implementing long-delayed cuts prompted by the licence fee deal agreed with the Conservative government in 2015.
These redundancies were paused owing to the pandemic, but last week, the BBC confirmed it would go ahead with its decision.