The Newsroom

MP Robin Cook dies

(August 2005)

IS
Inspector Sands
keeping-watch posted:
He has died.

Radio Clyde News broke the news.


Sounds more like 'Radio Clyde broke the embargo' Rolling Eyes


David Sillito's been dropped into it a bit... presumably he's only up there to cover the festival
CA
cat
itsrobert posted:
I don't think the BBC should be criticised for not breaking the news instantly. I always think it's better to follow the phrase "better to be safe than sorry". I don't think it is worth the risk for the BBC to break news stories without it being clearly credible.


SO WHY ARE THEY SPENDING MONEY RUNNING A 24 HOUR NEWS CHANNEL?!

My lord.
AN
Ant STV Central Reporting Scotland
It's been confirmed that he has died.

RIP.
MR
mromega Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
BBC have broken the news that Robin Cook has died. Sky follow up seconds later attributing the report to the BBC.
AD
Adamskii Granada North West Today
BBC News 24 have reported his death
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AD
Adamskii Granada North West Today
ITV and Sky
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MA
Marcus Founding member
cat posted:
itsrobert posted:
I don't think the BBC should be criticised for not breaking the news instantly. I always think it's better to follow the phrase "better to be safe than sorry". I don't think it is worth the risk for the BBC to break news stories without it being clearly credible.


SO WHY ARE THEY SPENDING MONEY RUNNING A 24 HOUR NEWS CHANNEL?!

My lord.


To offer accuracy.

Why are you so scared of Murdoch having competition.

Good grief
CA
cat
Beeb2 posted:
BBC News 24 have reported his death
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I wonder how many more times they could fit the words ''Robin Cook'' on their screen?
MR
mromega Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Typical, ITV goes to ad break just as the report is confirmed.
JO
Joshua
Channel 4 news reported his death just now there chatting to his friend
IS
Inspector Sands
josh205 posted:
Channel 4 news reported his death just now there chatting to his friend


That'll be Frank Dobson
CA
cat
Marcus posted:
cat posted:
itsrobert posted:
I don't think the BBC should be criticised for not breaking the news instantly. I always think it's better to follow the phrase "better to be safe than sorry". I don't think it is worth the risk for the BBC to break news stories without it being clearly credible.


SO WHY ARE THEY SPENDING MONEY RUNNING A 24 HOUR NEWS CHANNEL?!

My lord.




To offer accuracy.

Why are you so scared of Murdoch having competition.

Goog grief


But Marcus, they are constantly bleating about how ''when things are unfolding quickly we can't be accurate, so we don't report things that the other networks do'', so why bother at all?

What they're essentially saying is that they aren't going to report information if they don't know it's accurate - fine, absolutely. But if you're going to do that then what realistic hope do you have of putting together a decent rolling news service? They may as well just leave it up to the regular bulletins on BBC One and wait a couple of hours until they know for certain what is going on, rather than running a channel that has a remit of not pioneering or fearless journalism, but which instead spends all of its time on the defensive because it's so terrified.

Sky and ITN have been 100% accurate on the build up to the story, so let again the Beeb look stupid. I'm not sure what it says about them when they acknowledge publicly that their two main rivals can confirm major stories that are happening there and then, but they can't.

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