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Markymark7,832 posts since 13 Dec 2004 Recently warned
Meridian (North) South Today
The reason it's not done by phone is because it's 2020 and there's no need to. Plus audience expectations are higher than they used to be. Broadcasting a reporter on the phone with a still photo of them holding a phone is just not acceptable any more.



According to who? Feels like self fulfilling phophasy? Doesn't have to be a passport photo, can be related video images, that is often done anyway
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chris4,312 posts since 6 Jul 2005
Granada North West Today
The reason it's not done by phone is because it's 2020 and there's no need to. Plus audience expectations are higher than they used to be. Broadcasting a reporter on the phone with a still photo of them holding a phone is just not acceptable any more.



According to who? Feels like self fulfilling phophasy? Doesn't have to be a passport photo, can be related video images, that is often done anyway


But as a poster said earlier, that’s just radio?

There’s a difference between a reporter first on the scene of a breaking story doing a telephone interview and filling an entire programme with them.
House3,182 posts since 13 Mar 2007
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
If you think telephone calls give broadcasters reliable, quality-audio then you’ve clearly never listened to LBC or Five Live during a phone-in.

Also worth noting Emma Barnett has been broadcasting her Five Live show from home this week, and on Wednesday the (fibre?) line to her went down and there was initially dead air (save for an interviewee muttering ‘umm, hello?’) before they threw on trails while they got her back. There isn’t a perfect remote link in 2020.
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Markymark7,832 posts since 13 Dec 2004 Recently warned
Meridian (North) South Today
The reason it's not done by phone is because it's 2020 and there's no need to. Plus audience expectations are higher than they used to be. Broadcasting a reporter on the phone with a still photo of them holding a phone is just not acceptable any more.



According to who? Feels like self fulfilling phophasy? Doesn't have to be a passport photo, can be related video images, that is often done anyway


But as a poster said earlier, that’s just radio?

There’s a difference between a reporter first on the scene of a breaking story doing a telephone interview and filling an entire programme with them.


I don't think anyone is suggesting replacing webcam based interviews with the phone, but having the phone as a rapid back up
RDJ2,911 posts since 25 Oct 2003
Central (South) Midlands Today

According to who? Feels like self fulfilling phophasy? Doesn't have to be a passport photo, can be related video images, that is often done anyway


But as a poster said earlier, that’s just radio?

There’s a difference between a reporter first on the scene of a breaking story doing a telephone interview and filling an entire programme with them.


I don't think anyone is suggesting replacing webcam based interviews with the phone, but having the phone as a rapid back up


Precisely.

I’m watching the ITV Lunchtime News right now. Alan Titchmarsh is back on after his interview couldn’t even start a couple of days ago after trying twice and having to eventually abandon.

Once again, today he is completely incomprehensible and the sound keeps cutting out. They’re having to persevere but you cannot understand a word.

So after they were caught out last time, why on earth did they not have him on the phone on standby at least as a backup? They should be quality controlling the interviewee before putting them to broadcast to prevent any such difficulties once they go to air.
Last edited by RDJ on 3 April 2020 2:03pm
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Ne1L C1,617 posts since 11 Sep 2011
Give the guys a break. Things fail at the best of times so it'll happen now as well.




Right now slip-ups are understandable and instantly forgiven. The TV companies in the country from news to entertainment and all points inbetween are making a truly herculean effort to keep up with rapidly developing events and yes there have been blunders and there will be more. We should be thankful that we have such a media setup in this country.
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chris4,312 posts since 6 Jul 2005
Granada North West Today

I don't think anyone is suggesting replacing webcam based interviews with the phone, but having the phone as a rapid back up


You did. Three posts up.

The reason it's not done by phone is because it's 2020 and there's no need to. Plus audience expectations are higher than they used to be. Broadcasting a reporter on the phone with a still photo of them holding a phone is just not acceptable any more.



According to who? Feels like self fulfilling phophasy? Doesn't have to be a passport photo, can be related video images, that is often done anyway
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