Charlie Brooker Shows Us How To Report The News

A little light viewing for you. You may have already seen this – if so, watch it again. Otherwise, take two minutes to watch it. It’s worth it.

7 Responses toCharlie Brooker Shows Us How To Report The News

  • Just view this and anyone can learn how to become a successful broadcast journalist/producer/editor or even a guru to teach others how to become a successful broadcast journalist/producer/editor. Should save a lot of people a lot of money and time previously wasted on journalism school ; )

  • I’m loving this. All publicists should watch this clip to truly learn what TV producers need. Then they can serve their needs more effectively.

  • Guy Skipworth
    ago11 years

    Brilliant bit. The only thing they missed was the “expert” in his/her office, turning the pages of a report or book.

    • Hahaha you’re right – that’s a staple of news reports just as much as the troubled guy opening envelopes!

  • Having worked as a TV news reporter I found Charlie’s piece very amusing – some of us have long believed reporting like this is a rubbish way to do things!

    But even if a journalist wants to tell stories in a more authentic and engaging way, the constraints of the so-called “house style” in many news organisations make it difficult to achieve.

    What’s needed is a massive culture shift and a complete re-think of what we understand quality broadcast news reporting is.

    And guess what? That’s exactly what’s happening, though you’d never believe it from what we’re still mostly seeing on TV.

    Anyway, the new digital technologies, and shake up of “old school/old mainstream” journalism means new platforms and styles of “news” storytelling can now emerge.

    Let’s hope fresh and appropriate ways of funding appear too, so we can kill off this dreadful formulaic reporting and delivery, and clear the way for more natural and interesting ways to treat stories and content.

    Much love,

    Ian Aspin.

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