How BBC Outside Source is Forging a New, Digital Style of Live Video News

by: Alastair Reid | Journalism.co.uk

If Sepp Blatter wanted his resignation announcement to throw anglophone TV newsrooms into a spin he couldn’t have timed it much better.

 

The FIFA president took to the stage in Zurich at 18:45 local time, fifteen minutes before the traditional six o’clock news slot in the UK and before the lunch time slot in New York.

 

On the BBC World News channel this coincided, somewhat serendipitously, with the last few minutes of Sportsday, before Ros Atkins and his BBC Outside Source team had to ditch their planned half-hour programme to cover the story as it broke.

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