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New Westminster Studio and Kay Burley Launch - 1st Sept 2020

NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Is it really necessary for them to have "Get a first look at tomorrow's papers in the Press Preview" scrolling along the ticker as a "News Alert" at 22.45 during the Press Preview?
Use the ticker for actual news if you must have one.


They've been doing that for ages. Remember there are two editions at 10:30 and 11:30, and the 11:30 is repeated overnight.
Although in the current climate why anybody would want to depress themselves with tomorrow's doom and gloom headlines before bedtime is beyond me, when you can do that for yourself standing in the newsagents tomorrow morning... But I digress.
MA
Meridian AM Meridian (South) South Today
Is it really necessary for them to have "Get a first look at tomorrow's papers in the Press Preview" scrolling along the ticker as a "News Alert" at 22.45 during the Press Preview?
Use the ticker for actual news if you must have one.


They've been doing that for ages. Remember there are two editions at 10:30 and 11:30, and the 11:30 is repeated overnight.
Although in the current climate why anybody would want to depress themselves with tomorrow's doom and gloom headlines before bedtime is beyond me, when you can do that for yourself standing in the newsagents tomorrow morning... But I digress.


I know they used to do it during the 10pm news to promote it coming up at 10.30, but it seems now they have it up during the paper preview itself (without a time being advertised).

Yeah, I'm also surprised that people want to stay up to watch journalists giving their opinions. But I suppose the ratings must be OK for them to keep doing it every night.
CW
CraigWills Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Is it really necessary for them to have "Get a first look at tomorrow's papers in the Press Preview" scrolling along the ticker as a "News Alert" at 22.45 during the Press Preview?
Use the ticker for actual news if you must have one.


They've been doing that for ages. Remember there are two editions at 10:30 and 11:30, and the 11:30 is repeated overnight.
Although in the current climate why anybody would want to depress themselves with tomorrow's doom and gloom headlines before bedtime is beyond me, when you can do that for yourself standing in the newsagents tomorrow morning... But I digress.


I know they used to do it during the 10pm news to promote it coming up at 10.30, but it seems now they have it up during the paper preview itself (without a time being advertised).

Yeah, I'm also surprised that people want to stay up to watch journalists giving their opinions. But I suppose the ratings must be OK for them to keep doing it every night.


Well I think it was mentioned on here the other day about the ticker tape being ‘permanently yellow’ it’s almost like ‘the boy who cried wolf’ situation when there’s actual breaking news. You don’t notice it as much.

Perhaps, the ticker tape needs a new colour - maybe a keep the ticker white but have a blue colour to ‘highlight’ such alerts, such a programme highlights/analysis then leaving yellow for actually breaking news. And maybe the mobile notifications could follow a similar system.
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MA
Meridian AM Meridian (South) South Today
Yeah, almost every little thing is 'breaking news'. This morning, something minor that the health secretary said in his interview with Kay was 'breaking news' and it stayed on the screen for ages. It wasn't even news, just a quote.

Even the government briefings have 'breaking news' on the screen the whole time. These are scheduled events and 'breaking' should refer to unplanned developing events of significance.
It would be better on live events like the briefings to do what CNN does and put 'happening now'.

People really would take more notice if 'breaking news' was used more sparingly and not over so many minor things.
JA
jay Founding member London London
One thing that has always irritated me during the Press Preview is the seemingly pointless caption showing ‘#SkyPapers’, ‘news@sky.com’, ‘Your Report’, and ‘Sky News mobile app’. I can understand the hashtag (not that any participation is encouraged), but the other things seem a bit pointless?
jay
meejle and Meridian AM gave kudos
WO
Worzel Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
What happened to their use of 'News Alert'? Pretty sure Sky News used to use that term on screen for stories which weren't technically Breaking News.
SK
skyviewer
What happened to their use of 'News Alert'? Pretty sure Sky News used to use that term on screen for stories which weren't technically Breaking News.

I was about to suggest that, the news alert seems suitable for these kinds of situations, doesn’t it?
WH
what West Country (East) Points West
It’s still used on the ticker occasionally.
UN
Universal_r Central Reporting Scotland
It’s still usesd, it’s used to promote the Papers but it’s in the exact same colours as the breaking news ticker.
It was also used during the us election.
MA
Meridian AM Meridian (South) South Today
The press preview is on now and again has a 'news alert', saying 'get the first look at tomorrow's papers'. It's pointless.
CW
CraigWills Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Does anybody know why the 1am hour always is a repeat of the 12am hour? As in 1am is not live presented, not just the same running order. Has this always been a thing or is this pandemic scheduling?
From what I can tell, the other hours overnight, 2am onwards seem to be live.
TR
TheTravelcard
The overnight shift is currently broadcasting from Westminster - maybe the first time ever bar elections?

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