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News Coverage of Glasgow Incident

26th June 2020

JW
JamesWorldNews STV Central World News
I only tweeted the three deaths line after seeing it confirmed by six different sources yesterday, three of those being different sources within BBC News (two official channels and one correspondent).

I was a bit bemused by Mark White’s holding back for hours on end. And he repeated over and over again that it was too early to speculate on final casualty figures beyond what the Police Scotland statement confirmed.

I was with Sky News for hours yesterday whereas would normally have been with BBC World. Couldn’t access that for various reasons.

Was glad I managed to stay with Sky News throughout. They were literally flawless in their coverage, remotely and from the scene.

(Only slight mishap was James Matthews repeatedly called Sarah Hewson “Sarah-Jane” DTL).
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GE
thegeek Founding member London London

There ought to be a new code of conduct for any news outlet that when incidents like this occur you wait until official statements are released.

the BBC usually wait for two reputable sources before going with something - I guess they were pretty certain otherwise they wouldn't have gone with it.

I saw a comment on a Facebook group that Police Scotland's press office would confirm nothing if they could get away with it, so perhaps the journalists in Glasgow thought there was little point in waiting for an official statement that might never come.
ST
stephglwstv1979 STV Central Reporting Scotland
it was interesting to see the coverage of what happened here on Friday(Glasgow), watched a bit of sky news yesterday, and on friday watched bbc scotland and stv covering it.
MO
Moz Wales Today

There ought to be a new code of conduct for any news outlet that when incidents like this occur you wait until official statements are released.

the BBC usually wait for two reputable sources before going with something - I guess they were pretty certain otherwise they wouldn't have gone with it.

I saw a comment on a Facebook group that Police Scotland's press office would confirm nothing if they could get away with it, so perhaps the journalists in Glasgow thought there was little point in waiting for an official statement that might never come.


Jane Hill was very hesitant reading out the breaking news of the '3 deaths' - almost as if she wasn't happy to go with it as it hadn't been confirmed but someone was shouting in her ear to announce it, so she did. Turns out she was right to be sceptical. Jane knows her stuff.
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NE
News96 Look North (Yorkshire)
Yes i noticed she paused quite a few times before reading that "3 deaths" bit out on Friday, as through she was double checking what she was hearing was correct.

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