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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh is in hospital

(February 2021)

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Andrew Founding member
BBC News have just sent out a very poorly written abrupt alert on this matter as well

Twice in two days they've messed up the app pushes and had to issue a correction/better worded alert.
Last edited by Andrew on 23 February 2021 3:17pm
OC
Otis Crump

I can't see them doing that. After essentially demoting Eamonn & Ruth, it would look bad for the This Morning & ITV bosses if they had to cast aside the main presenters for a big story.

As for Friday's line-up, there was always the question of how Alison & Dermot would handle a big news story if one broke mid-programme. I remember a few years ago when a snap election was called whilst Eamonn & Ruth were presenting; they obviously handled it beautifully. I can't see that being the case with the former.


Was that the occasion when E & R speculated that an announcement was about to be made regarding Theresa May's health, then had to row it back?


God forbid a journalist speculating(!)


To the extent that they had to immediately row back said completely inaccurate speculation, God forbid indeed. Hardly an demonstration of how they "obviously handled it beautifully".
LL
London Lite Founding member
According to a poster on DS who claims to be a radio journalist, IRN/Sky News will have two bulletins, one for 2 minutes at the top of the hour and another for 60 seconds at x30. At other times the plan is to simulcast Sky News TV.
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Worzel
According to a poster on DS who claims to be a radio journalist, IRN/Sky News will have two bulletins, one for 2 minutes at the top of the hour and another for 60 seconds at x30. At other times the plan is to simulcast Sky News TV.


Yep, that's my understanding as well.
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BBI45
According to a poster on DS who claims to be a radio journalist, IRN/Sky News will have two bulletins, one for 2 minutes at the top of the hour and another for 60 seconds at x30. At other times the plan is to simulcast Sky News TV.


Yep, that's my understanding as well.

I'd have thought that TOTH bulletins would be longer than that at first. They're normally two minutes long anyway.
VM
VMPhil
Do radio studios still have a light/alarm for major deaths?
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BBI45
Do radio studios still have a light/alarm for major deaths?

I'd assume so. I can't think of a better way to communicate the need to begin obit procedures (although some at IRN have probably spent years searching for one Laughing )
LL
London Lite Founding member
BBI45 posted:
According to a poster on DS who claims to be a radio journalist, IRN/Sky News will have two bulletins, one for 2 minutes at the top of the hour and another for 60 seconds at x30. At other times the plan is to simulcast Sky News TV.


Yep, that's my understanding as well.

I'd have thought that TOTH bulletins would be longer than that at first. They're normally two minutes long anyway.


Simulcasting Sky News would negate the need for a longer bespoke bulletin.
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Steve in Pudsey
But would necessitate Sky News producing "radio with pictures" rather than TV for a while.
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Markymark
But would necessitate Sky News producing "radio with pictures" rather than TV for a while.


Yes, there's nothing more naf than just the audio from a TV news broadcast on the radio. For starters all the ambient noise on reports just sounds distracting. Ironically you often don't consciously notice the ambient sound when watching the TV!
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alexjac0788

Was that the occasion when E & R speculated that an announcement was about to be made regarding Theresa May's health, then had to row it back?


God forbid a journalist speculating(!)


To the extent that they had to immediately row back said completely inaccurate speculation, God forbid indeed. Hardly an demonstration of how they "obviously handled it beautifully".


IIRC, there was a lot of speculation about her health at the time, so this merely reflected what many folk were saying. My point is, they are trained journalists, whereas neither Alison nor Dermot are.
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Otis Crump

God forbid a journalist speculating(!)


To the extent that they had to immediately row back said completely inaccurate speculation, God forbid indeed. Hardly an demonstration of how they "obviously handled it beautifully".


IIRC, there was a lot of speculation about her health at the time, so this merely reflected what many folk were saying. My point is, they are trained journalists, whereas neither Alison nor Dermot are.


They "obviously handled it beautifully" were your words. They obviously didn't, for the reason I gave. Just because "many folk (are) saying something" doesn't mean it should be repeated on national television. Especially not by two people who are, as you say, trained journalists. They know better.

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