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Steve in Pudsey10,070 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Those two are always going to balance each other, and are both experienced enough journos not to need reigning in or steering away from libel/contempt issues. Leaving them to it seems a perfectly valid way to host it.

That's true of the two people to whom you refer, but remember, it's principally the producer's job (most nights, me) to brief the guests on any sensitive legal areas (and sometimes to spare the feelings of guests whose papers might have printed stuff that Sky News as an Ofcom-regulated broadcaster doesn't feel comfortable running.)


That was really the point I was trying to make, that the presenter was able to take more of a back seat with those particular guests but on another night with different guests may need to steer the conversation to a greater degree or put a devil's advocate view etc. The implied criticism of a presenter for knowing when to keep quiet - I mean that in a completely complimentary way - is misplaced.
Write that down in your copybook now.
nbafan89150 posts since 12 Apr 2014
Sky News being simulcast on Sky 1 for a minutes silence for the Finsbury Park Attack.

EDIT: Didn't realise this was Presenters thread.


it was also on BBC's 1 and 2 bizarrely, as this minutes silence was just for ONE victim, minute's silences IMO need to be for more than one victim
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Skygeek889 posts since 5 Feb 2014
Those two are always going to balance each other, and are both experienced enough journos not to need reigning in or steering away from libel/contempt issues. Leaving them to it seems a perfectly valid way to host it.

That's true of the two people to whom you refer, but remember, it's principally the producer's job (most nights, me) to brief the guests on any sensitive legal areas (and sometimes to spare the feelings of guests whose papers might have printed stuff that Sky News as an Ofcom-regulated broadcaster doesn't feel comfortable running.)


That was really the point I was trying to make, that the presenter was able to take more of a back seat with those particular guests but on another night with different guests may need to steer the conversation to a greater degree or put a devil's advocate view etc. The implied criticism of a presenter for knowing when to keep quiet - I mean that in a completely complimentary way - is misplaced.

And, for what it's worth, I didn't take it that way. I was just explaining - as the most-frequent papers producer - how it tends to work. I was sorry to miss doing Amanda's first go last night, as I'm on-leave, but I thought she did very well.
Skygeek889 posts since 5 Feb 2014
Expect to see a long-absent-but-familiar face in the chair in Sky's midday slot on Thursday.

I shall say no more for now!
Last edited by Skygeek on 4 July 2017 4:08pm