Please don’t misunderstand me. My suggestion wasn’t, in anyway way, a criticism of the hard that going on in front of the camera or indeed behind the scenes.
I just think it’s an interesting talking point (irrespective of the reason for simulcast) that the news channel isn’t the same as it was 20 years ago and maybe a close, in whatever shape or form, could work for both channels.
Looking back 20 years ago, Breakfast, One/Six/Ten, Beyond 100 Days, Newsroom Live... none of these were on News 24. Are we as concerned now, as we were then, about viewers switching off because of the perceived “end” of a programme?
Six months ago Skype interviews were seen as a “last resort” - look at things now. No harm in discussing how today’s challenges could influence the format and presentation of news going forward.
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