I'm afraid I agree with Nic. It seems highly over-resourced and over-manned. Why does it need its own staff when there's already Scottish correspondents, not to mention a team already in place to make Reporting Scotland!
No because Reporting Scotland is a different news bulletin doing different news. One is just news about Scotland, the other is national and international news with a Scottish context.
Sure some stories will appear on both but a lot won't. How do they cover those that don't without their own team?
Is it now going to be the case that when there is a big story - let's say Alex Salmond is in court defending his charges for example, there'll be three teams going there for television - Nationals, BBC Scotland channel and then Reporting Scotland - all with separate crews etc.?
No, that doesn't tend to happen these days, mostly! But of course BBC Scotland - the department won't send two crews. I'd have thought that a big story like that might have two reporters though, one filing for RS and one doing a more in depth report for the Nine but that's not two crews. They're sharing the same production facility and material
Also consider how rotas work. RS presumably follows the same staffing as an English region, with a skeleton staff for breakfast and the 10 and the main effort and staffing being between mid morning and 7pm. Without extra staffing how would you produce a 15 minute bulletin at 1:30, 30 mins at 6:30 and an hour at 9... as well as crew for An La at 8, the short BBC1 bulletin at 10:30 and also whatever the thing is at 7pm?
You can't have everyone working 12 hour days every day.
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