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Woolwich Incident

Sky, BBC, ITV, CNN (May 2013)

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BruceBBC
Matt Barbet is live from Woolwich for a special edition of Daybreak from 6am.
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Richard
TVN posted:
BBC reporting as breaking news that Buckingham Palace have issued a statement that the Queen is being kept informed. Good, we can all go to sleep free of any concern now we know she is up to date.


She is the head of state...
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Gary McEwan
I wonder why the BBC NC are calling it the Woolich Murder, whereas BBC World are calling it the London Attack...

Surely it would be easier for both to call it one thing?
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steddenm
Probably because Woolwich is known to most people in the UK, whereas London would be easier to mention for BBC World viewers as Woolwich would be mostly unknown.
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London Lite Founding member
This Morning had an extended News Review and are using Daybreak correspondents for lives from Woolwich and Downing Street.
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Inspector Sands
I wonder why the BBC NC are calling it the Woolich Murder, whereas BBC World are calling it the London Attack... Surely it would be easier for both to call it one thing?

The location 'Woolwich' means nothing to an international audience so it uses 'London'.

However for a domestic audience 'London' is too vague so it uses 'Woolwich'
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BREAKING_NEWS
How comes ITV always gets these exclusive videos and BBC rarely get any?
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steddenm
David posted:
The next big thing will be the naming of the person who has been killed which will be the cue for the press, increasingly including TV news nowadays it seems, to camp outside the relatives homes and steal pictures from their Facebook and Twitter accounts. I expect they are already doing this, the name of the victim must be known by the media already. I find this more offensive than broadcasting a video of someone with blood on their hands.


Didn't take them long. ITV Calendar have just shown pictures of the soldier's wedding that appeared to be from Facebook. They said they were images "coming in to ITV Calendar". Yet, I'm guessing somebody upstairs is searching through Instagram, Facebook and Twitter as I type!
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David
How comes ITV always gets these exclusive videos and BBC rarely get any?


According to The Guardian, "ITV News declined to confirm or deny whether it paid the man for his footage." but the fact that it was an ITV exclusive either means they did pay for it, the cameraman is a massive ITV News fan and wanted to meet Mary Nightingale or it all happened so fast that he forgot to ask for any money. The article talks about the cameraman and his Blackberry being driven across London to ITN, a journey that took almost 4 hours, so I'd guess that the subject of money must have come up in that time.
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Cando
How comes ITV always gets these exclusive videos and BBC rarely get any?


Simple BBC wont pay for them. ITV paid a huge sum for the clips of the arrest of the failed 21/7/05 bombings which was offered to the BBC first. I seem to remember that it was never offered to Sky because the owner didn't like Murdoch Rolling Eyes . IIrc nearly 100k was paid for the rights. Chequebook journalism is a controversial area.
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Westy2
I wonder why the BBC NC are calling it the Woolich Murder, whereas BBC World are calling it the London Attack... Surely it would be easier for both to call it one thing?

The location 'Woolwich' means nothing to an international audience so it uses 'London'.

However for a domestic audience 'London' is too vague so it uses 'Woolwich'


Is a caption saying Woolwich, South East London acceptable to both domestic & international audiences?
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watchingtv
5 NEWS at 6:30 ident into the programme had a warning of content.

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