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Mintbro9 posts since 10 Sep 2015
How much control do the ptb at ITV and the BBC have regarding the reporting of stories concerning their channels? I imagine there's quite a few people at ITV who would rather ITV was reporting its current situation.
Woodpecker418 posts since 19 Jan 2018
Central (West) Midlands Today
How much control do the ptb at ITV and the BBC have regarding the reporting of stories concerning their channels? I imagine there's quite a few people at ITV who would rather ITV was reporting its current situation.


Not quite sure what you’re getting at here. Are you saying that you think that some people at ITV would rather they didn’t have to report on the current Jeremy Kyle business? If so, do remember that ITV’s news is produced by ITN, which is a separate company (albeit owned 40% by ITV), so they can report on things at an arm’s length from ITV, as it were.
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Brekkie30,973 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
PTB?

If anything ITV News is far more independent of ITV itself than the BBC, and certainly in Strictly season you see more back slapping stories on BBC News than you do on ITV. On the whole though channels report pretty fairly on such issues - far better than the press who will often ignore even issues with other publications and instead defend themselves by finding ways to attack the people calling them out.
I preferred the internet when it had a sense of humour.
Andrew13,480 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
It always amuses me when you get stories about the BBC being reported on by the BBC, with comments like "nobody from the BBC was available to comment".

Bonus points earned when it's a story about BBC News to boot.

And they send a reporter to report on the story by standing outside Broadcasting House
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mccanmat558 posts since 15 Jul 2005
Reporting a piece to camera outside somewhere can sometimes be tedious...bit like a royal correspondent standing outside Buckingham Palace and reading a press release that they could have done in the studio
Thats The Weather For Now *Nod* *Point Hand*

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mccanmat558 posts since 15 Jul 2005
I suppose also the blindingly obvious “bad weather must mean reporters showing they are standing out in bad weather”
Thats The Weather For Now *Nod* *Point Hand*

"Good Evening and here is an illustrated summary of the news it will be followed by the latest film of events and happenings home and abroad"
Steve in Pudsey9,843 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
It always amuses me when you get stories about the BBC being reported on by the BBC, with comments like "nobody from the BBC was available to comment".

Bonus points earned when it's a story about BBC News to boot.

And even more points when it's Newswatch, the programme that BBC News management set up to take comments on their output which is failing to get a response from BBC News management.
Write that down in your copybook now.
Richard893 posts since 22 Apr 2012
Granada North West Today
It always amuses me when you get stories about the BBC being reported on by the BBC, with comments like "nobody from the BBC was available to comment".

Bonus points earned when it's a story about BBC News to boot.


The Newsnight programme about Newsnight which was presented by Eddie Mair had the memorable line “No one from Newsnight was available to comment” followed by a knowing look.
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Quatorzine Neko (previously Le Neko) 233 posts since 29 Aug 2016
It always amuses me when you get stories about the BBC being reported on by the BBC, with comments like "nobody from the BBC was available to comment".

Bonus points earned when it's a story about BBC News to boot.


The Newsnight programme about Newsnight which was presented by Eddie Mair had the memorable line “No one from Newsnight was available to comment” followed by a knowing look.


Wasn't it that one, at 8:59?
[warning: sensitive topics in this video include sexual assault]


I remember BuzzFeed also once published an article about the "16 times the BBC was meta as hell"… https://www.buzzfeed.com/scottybryan/bbc-bbc-bbc-bbc-bbc-bbc-bbc-bbc-bbc-bbc-bbc-bbc-bbc-bbc-bbc
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