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BBC News (UK) presentation - Reith launch onwards

From Monday 15th July 2019

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Moz Wales Today
If you have a look at the start of this video, they are using just the BBC News caption. Might just be a personal opinion but I prefer it just like that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXwZU-r8DK0


The logo is much better with a bit of space to breathe. Yes it’s smaller but oddly seems clearer because if the space around it.

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Ittr
Moz posted:
If you have a look at the start of this video, they are using just the BBC News caption. Might just be a personal opinion but I prefer it just like that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXwZU-r8DK0


The logo is much better with a bit of space to breathe. Yes it’s smaller but oddly seems clearer because if the space around it.

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Doesn't look like it's the correctly-sized caption from the actual graphics though - just that tiny part of it bugs me Laughing
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JamesWorldNews STV Central World News
I didn’t see it myself so am only relaying what I’m reading now on Twitter. There seems to be a bit of a furore over some wording used last night on the BBC News at Ten. (I don’t know by whom).

Twitter is exploding over the use of the following line: “during the protests, a policewoman knocked herself off her horse”.

The argument being made is that this is editorially nonsensical and an extremely poor choice of words. (How could - or would - anyone knock themselves off their horse...?)

What actually happened (again, I’m taking from Twitter) was someone (a protester) threw a bicycle at the mounted policewoman, destabilizing horse and rider and causing them to collide with a traffic light and it was this collision that knocked her from the horse. (She is now in hospital in a stable condition. Again, not my words and the pun definitely is NOT intended here).

The arguments flow......that it was a pressurized time in the newsroom and the reporter’s piece was rushed through to make the bulletin and......etc etc

We all know what was meant by the actual wording used. Of course, taken literally, the statement doesn’t make sense and many say it shouldn’t have made its way into the bulletin.........

But I’ve never seen such an innocuous statement causing so much anger and disbelief amongst many.

There’s a number of known news media professionals trying to calm people down by exemplifying the pressures of the hour, etc. But people are very vocal about this and how the BBC News has become a shoddy mess.....(their words, not mine)

What’s happening to our world? Crazy stuff.
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cmthwtv West Country (East) Points West
Put it this way - I watched the Ten last night and (for once) wasn’t on Twitter until hours after.

I didn’t notice the error. - I wouldn’t have noticed the error. So I believe, without jumping to conclusions and abolishing the BBC, there should be an apology.

The fact that they responded to the Maitlis situation so fast shows the BBCs consciousness on political bias, but there we are.
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today

What’s happening to our world? Crazy stuff.


We're certainly headed for a second devistating wave. Popular opinion is the severity of the first one was mainly the government's fault. For sure the second one will be mainly 'our' fault. Everyone now knows what measures are required to minimise spread, but too many are not bothering. Perhaps it's just Darwinism at play.
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Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I did see the report and found the choice of words a bit odd, almost suggesting the officer threw herself to the ground deliberately. It was within a report by Chi Chi Izundu I believe.

I only noticed the twitter outrage because Alastair Stewart got involved.
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noggin Founding member

What’s happening to our world? Crazy stuff.


We're certainly headed for a second devistating wave. Popular opinion is the severity of the first one was mainly the government's fault. For sure the second one will be mainly 'our' fault. Everyone now knows what measures are required to minimise spread, but too many are not bothering. Perhaps it's just Darwinism at play.


The problem is I don't think people DO understand the minimise spread measures. They still them as ways of keeping themselves safe, and are increasingly happy to bend the rules because they don't think they will have a personal result.

The message that every social interaction we don't have is a reduced chance for the infection to spread has not fully cut through I fear - many people are just looking at it from a personal risk standpoint.
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today

What’s happening to our world? Crazy stuff.


We're certainly headed for a second devistating wave. Popular opinion is the severity of the first one was mainly the government's fault. For sure the second one will be mainly 'our' fault. Everyone now knows what measures are required to minimise spread, but too many are not bothering. Perhaps it's just Darwinism at play.


The problem is I don't think people DO understand the minimise spread measures. They still them as ways of keeping themselves safe, and are increasingly happy to bend the rules because they don't think they will have a personal result.

The message that every social interaction we don't have is a reduced chance for the infection to spread has not fully cut through I fear - many people are just looking at it from a personal risk standpoint.


I do sense two opposite groups. One group very reluctant to venture out at all, another group who seem totally oblivious to the risk they could be spreading or catching the virus.

Ironically some in the first group are wearing masks (even when alone in their cars !) thinking it will protect them, when the evidence suggests it's more likely to be protecting others from them. That said, it's not a bad thing they are wearing them for that very reason
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Inspector Sands
I think it's something like 80/20 protection with masks - if you have it it reduces the spread by 80%, if you don't it reduces your risk by 20%. It's less necessary if you don't have the virus but it can be asymptomatic.

I was looking at pics of various TV galleries that have been partitioned to seperate colleagues and it made me wonder, with things like that and masks and being isolated etc it's going to have an effect on other diseases. I know my household has had no colds or sniffles for the last few months
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Rkolsen World News

I was looking at pics of various TV galleries that have been partitioned to seperate colleagues and it made me wonder, with things like that and masks and being isolated etc it's going to have an effect on other diseases. I know my household has had no colds or sniffles for the last few months


The local CBS station here in Baltimore WJZ has put up plastic dividers between all operator controls stations in their control rooms. I imagine it’s effective to an extent but they do 2.5 hours continuous throughout from 4-6:30 PM with different producers and directors for every hour. With different people coming and going I don’t know how effective the dividers work if between the switch out unless during the two minutes between the BOTH or TOTH they wipe everything down quickly or spray something like Lysol (which on surfaces supposedly kills 99.9% of germs.

Most stations also have banned reporters from entering the building to prevent they spread of the virus from those on the front line, so tents and picnic tables are setup for reporters and photojournalists or the garage is emptied for them. WJZ got in trouble or features on FTVLive for making reporters and photogs use portapotties that are only cleaned weekly. Surely they could find a set of restrooms or even one single restroom close to the door black door and designate it for reporters/prevent other employees inside from using it.
Don’t let anyone treat you like you’re a VO/SOT when you’re a PKG.
CM
cmthwtv West Country (East) Points West


Was looking for an old theme and came across this... Notably George’s only appearance in 2018 on the news but I bloody loved the speed of the headline sequence...
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davidhorman Channel Channel Islands
Simon Calder having some trouble with his camera setup as he does a Live from a West London street (for some reason):

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Last edited by davidhorman on 8 June 2020 12:05pm

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