I do think the TOTH
now is a bit tame and doesn't come across as authoritative at all but then again I'm not sure you need the whole 2005 situation either. I think they got the approach right around 2010/2011 - grabbed the attention and sounded authoritative and all about the news and had 'the voice of god' which is messed. The clip below is a great example:
I don't actually mind the glass box given the way they mix up the presentation for it with the strands like Kay's show or the Newshour and the content is actually probably better than it was a few years in my opinion (it felt rather stale, at least to me' back around 2014).
That said it does lack the energy it had before the move to the Sky News Centre and I don't think they run with breaking news/are prepared to throw the schedule out the window/ be proper rolling news the way they once were. These days it feels more like rolling bulletins and discussions with a new topic thrown in every so often but it's quite common for the same headlines to be there at the start and end of the day. It all feels a bit safe.
But then I think that's true with all news channels - CNN used to feel like a full schedule that would follow the news throughout the day whereas now it's all fragmented strands repeating the same stories and unless something major happens you've got little hope of finding much non US news at weekends.
And even Sky Sports News which for so long I thought was a really watchable channel with double-headed bulletins throughout the day and a lively, relaxed feel seems to have lost its way. The informal tone has gone and it's all style, no substance these days and seems keener than ever to swallow the PL hype.
I think AJ Jazeera English is probably the closest thing around in terms of how it covers news to the Sky news of old. It feels like they're at the centre of the action and tracking stories around the clock in a way that it doesn't feel with other channels (though I'm sure on all news channels journalists are working away night and day)
Last edited by BFGArmy on 20 January 2019 10:40pm