I love absolutely
about that video. Such a contrast from the stuffy style of presentation used by all other news bulletins back then, or even now, for that matter. And that theme tune! I do think, in some ways, we've gone backwards in the last decade or so.
Speaking of going backwards, Sky News was pretty innovative with its on-set "choreography" and camerawork in the early-to-mid naughts:
I remember that! I do think that era of Sky News Today was, presentationally, probably the best they’ve ever put out, back when they really were trailblazers. I always thought it went a bit downhill once they introduced the three-presenter format in 2005.
Indeed, there really isn’t any comparison between the above and what they do now. It feels like they’re plodding along in a lot of ways - I think the only programme that is really any different is that of Kay Burley.
I just think it’s sad that they’ve gone from having a vibrant, working newsroom set to a bland glass cube and a semi-virtual studio that wouldn’t look out of place on regional news. In fact, I
the two main sets are the first in Sky News’ history not to back on to the newsroom or gallery in any way.
Anyway, I’m rambling on now. I often wonder whether it was this that paved the way for the style you see on outlets such as Franceinfo and The Nine.
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