And by the way, local news operations in America don't send reporters all over the world, .......
Its not unheard of actually... But if you only ever seen Hollywood films (ie Anchorman) or sitcoms you might think that.
But its rare enough that someone who has watched hundreds of local tv newscasts around and about, has never seen any of these happen before, so might not be aware. Plus, these all related to stories back in the US, and at least one of those stories looks like it might have come about because their reporter was holidaying there, rather than being sent there to cover the story.
It depends on the station and the story. It’s been a while since a station in Baltimore went abroad but some notable examples were sailing on the USNS Comfort (a Hospital ship that was then based in Baltimore) and spending some time in Haiti after their earthquake; a trip Africa’s Maryland; a documentary about Auschwitz.
WUSA sent a reporter to Tarawa atleast twice about bringing US soldiers home that were buried there. The reporter was just there within the past month.
WPLG in Miami actually set up a Cuba bureaux. They have a reporter and photographer there. I think they are physically at the AP bureaux but I don’t know how many reports are filed.
But I think most Americans understand ITN, ITV News, Sky News, and the BBC best. Channel 4 News probably sounds too local unless they maybe added a modifier such as the UK’s National ITN Channel 4 News just like if they referred to ITV was channel 3.
Last edited by Rkolsen on 21 March 2018 5:38am
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