Five News – Life After Itn

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    Pete19
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    Pete19
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    I used to watch Five News alot when it was done by ITN, now even though I love Sky News I cant say I have watched Five alot!

    I’m not impressed one bit with the new Five news service from Sky. I think the studio is horried and the directors only use very limited movments.

    Im a big fan of Kirsty Young and have been since she was on Scotland Today but my advice to her would be to go for Sir Trevors job becuase Five News is going to go down.

    Sky dont seem to have Five’s target audience in mind when making this news. I’ve always found Fives news is a bit like a father figure to CBBC’s Newsround. Where as at present its just Sky News dumbed down! AND thats bad!

    There is too much of Sky reports getting used and not enough Five. Fives staff are doing all the “And Finally” stuff and all the news stuff is being copied from Sky.

    What are your thoughs on Five since Sky took over?

    #23381 Reply

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    Quite simply Five news is great for people like you who simply cannot spell or compose a sentence. Where did you learn English?
    It’s a good service and it’s produced well considering it has a budget of seven million pounds and most of it has been spent already on the tsunami.
    Why was Five news better under ITN’s production? the set was cheap, they had NO international resources, and had very few trucks.
    However, it must be terrible trying to find something good to say about anything.

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    daved2424
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    Armitage you’re comments are inappropriate. There is no need to criticize someone’s English in order to strengthen your poor argument. Sure Pete’s grammar is not perfect, but it’s not bad either. It’s perfectly reasonable to read. You also need to keep in mind that this is an Internet forum, so grammar is not the highest priority. Please act with a little more decorum.

    As for Pete’s points, they are well made and perfectly valid.

    If you’re going to criticize then you should probably know that you need to capitalise the first letter after a question mark.

    #23383 Reply

    Tellyguru
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    I think Armitage is right.
    Pete and Dave you’re both wrong.
    Five is better than the previous service- FAR BETTER!!!!
    And Dave you work at Sky so shouldn’t you be supporting your colleagues or did you get turned down for a job?

    #23384 Reply

    dodrade
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    I haven’t been watching Five news much, so can anyone tell me if Sangita Myska has appeared on it yet?

    #23385 Reply

    daved2424
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    What does it matter if I work there or not? In my opinion I think five news is poor news casting as I’ve said before. Am I also being disloyal by saying to my colleagues who work in the canteen by saying the food is rubbish? No it’s my opinion and not disloyalty. Criticism isn’t disloyalty.

    #23386 Reply

    rob237
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    armitage shanks+Feb 3 2005, 07:53 AM–>(armitage shanks @ Feb 3 2005, 07:53 AM)
    Quite simply Five news is great for people like you who simply cannot spell or compose a sentence. Where did you learn English?
    It’s a good service and it’s produced well considering it has a budget of seven million pounds and most of it has been spent already on the tsunami.
    Why was Five news better under ITN’s production? the set was cheap, they had NO international resources, and had very few trucks.
    However, it must be terrible trying to find something good to say about anything.

    Often dangerous for folk to criticise the grammar of others.

    Especially:

    1) When they ‘write’ as they ‘speak’.
    2) When they have poor punctuation skills….particularly the use of,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    3) When they offer a ‘Masterclass’, with only their 2nd Forum contribution.

    My above errors reinforce the point made in my opening sentence

    #23387 Reply

    Tellyguru
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    Armitage you’re comments are inappropriate. There is no need to criticize someone’s English in order to strengthen your poor argument. Sure Pete’s grammar is not perfect, but it’s not bad either. It’s perfectly reasonable to read. You also need to keep in mind that this is an Internet forum, so grammar is not the highest priority. Please act with a little more decorum.

    I loved your correction of armitage on his grammar when you made a mistake in only the second word.

    To be honest if you want to have a go I’ll meet you in the canteen in 15 minutes I am wearing a red carnation.

    #23388 Reply

    Mr Byrne
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    If you can afford Sky, then why would you bother watching FIVE news in the first place? I can’t really say the same thing for myself, because I’m Irish, but Sky is a 24 hour award wining news channel covering stories from the UK, mainly aimed at people from the UK. Why would you bother watching FIVE if you have Sky? Why wait untill 6 or 10 or whenever FIVE news is broadcasted. I would be under the impression that FIVE news’ target market would be for people who don’t have satellite/cable/digital or whatever it is you pay too much money for.

    #23389 Reply

    HBox
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    I was under the impression that this thread was about Five News after ITN, however, it seems to be a tit-for-tat match on forum members’ grammar.

    In my opinion, Five News is more watchable now but I do agree that they rely too much on Sky’s reports and don’t make enough of their own. It often seems like watching an edited bulletin of Sky News.

    #23390 Reply

    Steven
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    Pete I’m not entirely sure what you are watching but I don’t think it is the same as me. I’ve found the five news service to be professional, well directed and fairly informative, to a point. I’ll grant you it isn’t Channel 4 News or Newsnight, nor is it trying to be. As you point out yourself that isn’t the target audience.
    I found your point regarding it being a ‘Sky News dumbed down’ as apposed to a ‘father figure’ to Newsround rather contradictory.
    I think that they are using their own reporters quite alot, it is certainly unfair to suggest that they are only being used on the ‘and finally . . ‘ segments. Yes, there are dupliation of reports but why is that such a big issue? On the big stories they don’t always duck out of using their own team ie the Tsunami, MJ trial.

    Also, Chris Shaw, who is the Head of News at Five (not entirely sure of his actual title), said this himself regarding the new service form Sky: “It’s a bit like driving a car with a much better engine under the bonnet”. (Quote courtesy of Mediaguardian Monkey)

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    daved2424
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    I would like to point out the irony in my post by using you’re and not your incase anyone missed it. I’m not an idiot.

    #23392 Reply

    Steven
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    Just a further point. When the the News Centre is complete are we going to see into the newsroom from that studio?

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    daved2424
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    In a way, yes!

    #23394 Reply

    RoxyM
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    can i just add something….

    i think it’s far too early to judge just how much better or worse the new five news is. every news organisation needs a test to see just how good they are. for sky news it’s been gulf wars, elections, tsunami etc…. five news have barely got going and i really think we should give them a chance before judging just how good they.

    thanks for listening!

    #23395 Reply

    HBox
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    RoxyM+Feb 9 2005, 07:52 PM–>(RoxyM @ Feb 9 2005, 07:52 PM)
    can i just add something….

    i think it’s far too early to judge just how much better or worse the new five news is. every news organisation needs a test to see just how good they are. for sky news it’s been gulf wars, elections, tsunami etc…. five news have barely got going and i really think we should give them a chance before judging just how good they.

    …are

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