The BBC's latest mobile innovation is to launch the iPlayer on iPod Touch and iPhone. I'm just curious but...could the BBC get any closer to operating a newspaper without actually buying a printing press? There's a newsroom; there's a trusted news brand; it's mobile; it's up to date; it's about current affairs. Unless you're defining a newspaper as a bunch of ink on a dead tree (and we're really not doing that any more are we?) the BBC is running a newspaper. Or technically lots of newspapers.
Update: from Martin Belam in comments "I was at a meeting two or three years back when Mark Thompson actually stated that the BBC had become a newspaper publisher". So I guess that's official then.