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cat2,555 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Excellent news

More of a Morning Joe format then

I cannot stand Liz Kershaw and co opining on news, giving such insightful comments as “they should just get on with brexit”. They could’ve got better informed comment, for free, from one of cafeteria staff. Good riddance.
BFGArmy311 posts since 15 Jan 2018
London London
Glad tohear the weekday morning paper reviews are going. They take up a lot of the hour and are pretty inane at times and a poor relation to the evening reviews and part if the reason I steer clear of weekday Sunrise.
I’m sure viewers will cope with not knowing what Kevin Adams thinks of the news
Newshack1619 posts since 24 Oct 2016
London London
Good decision to be honest. As several others have pointed out, these are times in which comment on the day's stories could use more expert analysis. One must hope that they do indeed go for that, and the proof will be in the pudding I suppose in whatever happens on weekends/in its place on weekdays.

Would discussion about school budgets for example not be better served by a headteacher or even parent's rep on a reviewer panel? Or a doctor to talk about "miracle cures" being uncovered etc, which happens almost every day in the papers? What valuable insight and expertise to contextualise important stories do a Kershaw, Akabusi, etc bring? Zero.
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London Lite10,190 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Can't say I won't be missing the 'expert' analysis from the D listers such as Michelle from The Apprentice or Kevin from Fame Academy.

The problem with the back end newspaper review is by the time they review the papers, the story has more than likely moved on, so you're left with banal viewpoints from the panelists, so Sunrise is a turn-off until the TOTH.

The paper review is only one problem with the current Sunrise which on Mon-Thurs. It's got no oomph, despite SJM putting everything into it, while Niall isn't on long enough. They should double-head as they do on Sat-Sun.
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Mr Q701 posts since 17 Apr 2003
BBC World
The UK and Italy are the only countries I know where paper reviews area big deal on television. (But with a big difference: In Italy, the anchor just goes through the various articles without any analysis from guests, like this: https://youtu.be/gGs7gsu-Qa4?t=1348 ).

Denmark's TV 2 News used to have a nightly paper review, where they would bring in two politicians to each select one or two stories to discuss. I thought the format worked surprisingly well - the politicians didn't use the segment just to trumpet their own policies or attack their opponents. The times I saw it, it seemed to be a pretty thoughtful discussion about issues. (Yes, Danish politics is weird like that.)


That said, I haven't seen them do it for a while now. I think the segment got dropped when they rejigged their late evening block - though maybe it's on at a time I'm not watching. All I see now is a quick recap by the news presenter of what's on tomorrow's front pages, maybe leading to an interview based on one of the stories.
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sjhoward518 posts since 21 Sep 2003
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Just a small and slightly off-topic curiosity: Given our earlier conversations about the Sky News campaign to establish a General Election Leaders' Debate Commission, it may be of interest that Peter Bone's Private Members' Bill proposing the same thing is up for its second reading in the Commons on Friday. Its first reading was back in 2017, so pre-dates the campaign.


For those interested, the 20-min or so debate on this is now in Hansard and on Parliamentlive.tv. Sky News and Adam Boulton were thanked by name for coverage supporting and "maintaining pressure" on Parliament to pass the proposed bill. Really interesting to ponder how that squares with Section Five of the broadcasting code.
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Neil Jones5,127 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Just a small and slightly off-topic curiosity: Given our earlier conversations about the Sky News campaign to establish a General Election Leaders' Debate Commission, it may be of interest that Peter Bone's Private Members' Bill proposing the same thing is up for its second reading in the Commons on Friday. Its first reading was back in 2017, so pre-dates the campaign.


For those interested, the 20-min or so debate on this is now in Hansard and on Parliamentlive.tv. Sky News and Adam Boulton were thanked by name for coverage supporting and "maintaining pressure" on Parliament to pass the proposed bill. Really interesting to ponder how that squares with Section Five of the broadcasting code.


Don't think that's going to be an issue in this parliamentary session as Mr Bone says:

Hansard, 15 March 2019, Column 727 posted:
There is clearly not enough parliamentary time in this Session for it to become law. I am also aware that there are many other Bills that Members wish to debate today. What I hope to achieve today is that the Government will accept the principle of my Bill and introduce a similar one in the next Queen’s Speech.


So nothing will change this side of summer at least.
London Lite10,190 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Looks like Sky are already in transition between the Sunrise Paper Review and having experts in, Ayesha Hazarika and Tom Newton Dunn who normally do the evening paper review on a Tuesday did the morning instead.

I don't think they've had any fluffy guest reviewers in so far this week?