Seth at Enik Rising (citing Chris Zorn) has a screen shot nails the distinction between the fluff engine that CNN has become compared to the relatively serious new outlet that is the BBC.
Of course, then there is National Public Radio (NPR). Its reporting is more serious in tone and content than even the BBC World Service, despite its effort to diversify with high end sports coverage and somewhat light hearted tech coverage in recent years.
FWIW, I like the depth that NPR offers, even if there are days that I can't bring myself to deal with it and listen to music instead. Now, if only NPR had a more global range of international coverage, rather than focusing squarely on international affairs intimately related to American foreign policy, and dropped the sports coverage, we'd really be getting someplace.