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richard
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Post by richard » Wed Aug 25, 2004 4:38 am

I was wondering which reporter would you like to see become a presenter?

in recent months, Greg Milam and Juliette Errington have made the switch.



I would like to see Rachel Amatt become a presenter

Sky Lad
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Post by Sky Lad » Wed Aug 25, 2004 12:08 pm

I personally don't think Juliette is good at presenting, she seems to take long breaks while reading the headlines. Maybe it's just me but I think she was better a as a reporter.



I would like to see Georgie Arnold become a presenter, then she could work with Chris Roberts

Kristian
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Post by Kristian » Wed Aug 25, 2004 6:55 pm

Seriously, I'd love to see Georgie Arnold present, but NOT with Chris. That would become too silly, methinks

Sky Lad
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Post by Sky Lad » Thu Aug 26, 2004 6:41 am

but NOT with Chris. That would become too silly, methinks It was a joke but probably would happen though.



I think Georgie would be a good presenter, I don't see why they chose Juliette over some of the others

Easty
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Post by Easty » Thu Aug 26, 2004 9:15 am

Emma Hurd.

st1407
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Post by st1407 » Thu Aug 26, 2004 10:28 am

I think Tim Marshall would be good. He was a presenter in former times.



Perhaps also Ian Woods.

NEWSBOY2
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Post by NEWSBOY2 » Fri Aug 27, 2004 10:02 pm

Doubt that Tim or Ian would want to get stuck behind the desk for 4 hours a day after getting to report from all those exciting locations. Maybe Tim might get his own high profile foreign affairs programme with the relaunch.

eagleeye
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Post by eagleeye » Mon Aug 30, 2004 5:01 pm

What? What relaunch? More graphics or a news rethink?



Hello Shrek. I'm back in your swamp. Wouldn't you rather be a reporter tho?

More fun. Get to travel. Meet interesting people. Get shot at. Stand around for hours waiting for another 'live'...etc etc.

Emma Hurd would go bonkers presenting I think btw.

AJ
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Post by AJ » Thu Sep 02, 2004 2:46 pm

eagleeye+Aug 29 2004, 09:53 PM(eagleeye @ Aug 29 2004, 09:53 PM)

What? What relaunch? More graphics or a news rethink?





New studios & a new evening schedule (i.e. Programmes)



Not sure about graphics though

NEWSBOY2
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Post by NEWSBOY2 » Thu Sep 02, 2004 4:12 pm

Yeah?!? The graphics need a revamp, there looking pretty dated now. I would prefer something more elegant than the current big, plain blocks which always remind me of Lego for some reason.

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Post by dazzy34 » Sat Sep 04, 2004 12:44 pm

after todays performance....rachel would be a lovely presenter.....swap her and emma around, imagine how toungue tied emma would get whilst doing a live peice to cam with a bomb going off 10 meters from her....THAT....would be priceless!!

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Post by Kristian » Sat Sep 04, 2004 2:41 pm

Moron. Why in the world would you do that? I think Emma chose not to do that because she wouldn't be comfortable doing it. There's no reason for suggesting something as moronic as that. Perhaps Rachel prefers doing these crazy things instead of sitting in a studio all day. Perhaps she's like Emma Hurd, who, as someone in here suggested, might go bonkers sitting around all day, reading the news.

Newsroom
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Post by Newsroom » Sun Sep 12, 2004 6:53 pm

Can people PLEASE stop trying to have a go at Emma Crosby.......she is a BRILLIANT presenter! Everyone makes mistakes you know--perhaps the "big stars" at Sky like Kay Burley should be focused on when they attack people on interviews and when they be extremely unprofessional during a bulletin--there have been countless occasions when I have seen Kay being EXTREMELY unprofessional in particular.



As Kristian said,Emma Crosby chose the presenting role because that is what she is good at.



For example,I think Juliet Errington is one of the best reporters/correspondents at Sky.....but she is a horrid presenter!

AnjaliWOW
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Post by AnjaliWOW » Sun Sep 12, 2004 7:07 pm

Emma Crosby is a BABE!!!

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Post by NEWSBOY2 » Sun Sep 12, 2004 7:45 pm

Lets not go overboard and use "brilliant", I wouldn't go THAT! far. It?s reminding me of all the whole Bacall/Kidman spat. I'd classify a "brilliant" News Presenter as someone who's well established, a veteran of Journalism, who?s interviewed many high-profile news-makers, and who?s got a proven track record in delivering high quality, insightful interviews and reports. They are always completely dependable and credible at all times, and you never worry that they may lack some of the information. You can?t possibly say that about Emma, not because she?s rubbish, but because she?s hasn?t had the experience. It?s wrong to use the term ?brilliant?, say she?s capable, but not brilliant.



In my opinion the person who displays brilliance at Sky is Adam Bolton. He?s completely capable of doing presenting (Sunday / Election specials), and has the political experience that makes him always rise to the occasion. I've never seen him intimidated, or fluffing through a live two-way.



I think the real "brilliant" presenters are the ones who can instantly swap roles with their colleagues, and answer the complex questions (which they as Presenters are often asking).



Newsroom give us some examples when Kay's been

"extremely unprofessional" *



And can you clarify what you mean't about



"when they attack people on interviews" ? Thanks



* My main recollection of Kay, I wouldn?t go as far to say being ?unprofessional?, but making a ridiculous comment nether the less, was on the day of the Hutton report,when interviewing Alistair Darling and saying



?people aren?t interested in the Hutton Report?.

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Post by Newsroom » Mon Sep 13, 2004 4:07 am

Ok then



Being extremely unprofessional:

Last week(not sure the day) she was interviewing a commentator regarding something to do with the gas works and basically every answer he gave she disagreed with and she intimidated him ---she was basically being very rude and obnoxious.

Also,she presents her slot far too casually--I can't explain how but she does.......she also is unprofessional when she fixes Mark's papers for him,talks over him and when she is rude to other guests.





Regarding Emma---brilliant was too strong of a word but she is very good-sorry!



Adam Boulton-can't say I like him but he is a very good political correspondent.

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Post by NEWSBOY2 » Mon Sep 13, 2004 5:18 am

He's Political Editor, and why don't you like him? Infact I don't care, you'll probably say something like... he's boring, or he waffles on about stuff I have no idea about.



Why is Emma "very good"? Because she's a young, attractive women? Big deal, what else sets her apart from all the other young female clone presenters?

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Post by NEWSBOY2 » Mon Sep 13, 2004 10:04 am

Kristian: "Rachel prefers doing these crazy things "



I don't think Rachel prefers entering scenes of carnage more than Emma does, but she was there, and she knew it was part of the job for that day. If your sent some where as a Reporter then your expected to go places you'd rather not.

Kristian
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Post by Kristian » Mon Sep 13, 2004 1:32 pm

You know what I meant. At least everyone else did. It's very silly of you to nitpick like that.



And your last sentence should be something like this:



If you're sent somewhere as a Reporter then you're expected to go places you'd rather not.Learn some grammar dude. And learn how to use the quote-function as well.



<_<

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Post by NEWSBOY2 » Mon Sep 13, 2004 1:42 pm

Sorry I don't "know" what you meant. Please clarify what you meant by



"crazy things"



If i'm wrong about my points, then completely destroy my arguments without resorting to my spelling and punctuation.



Thank you

NEWSBOY2
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Post by NEWSBOY2 » Mon Sep 13, 2004 1:47 pm

By the way I'm glad you brought me up on my punctuation, so easy to forget stuff like that when you are bashing away in a net forum. I take being a "nit pick" as a complement, especially as I am training as a Broadcast Journalist.

Hullo
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Post by Hullo » Mon Sep 13, 2004 2:45 pm

My 2 cents' worth :



Emma is awful and amateur because she smiles inanely all the time, can't read, can't improvise, is never too sure when it's morning, afternoon or evening, has been taught to sit on a slight angle to the desk so does so always, whatever the circumstances, and never gives you the impression that she actually understands what she is talking about, which ought to be the first requirement.



Kay is awful and unprofessional because she often interviews too aggressively, usually doesn't bear in mind that the interviewee is listening though an earpiece (if I had a pound for every time I've heard "would you mind repeating that, Kay?"...), seems intent on point-scoring against her male colleague, seems obsessed about children in general and little boys in particular, and generally seems to fancy herself far too much. Only one exception sticks in my mind: the afternoon of 9/11.



Rachel is brilliant. Not only in the Beslan siege (where she was outstanding), but also doing things tlike standing outside the Old Bailey or the High Court and improvising the clearest and most cogent reports, sometimes while still out of breath. It's silly to think she should become a presenter (I agree with the remark about Juliet Errington, really good reporting but awful in the studio), but I hope Rachel is promoted in some way!

Abby
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Post by Abby » Mon Sep 13, 2004 4:32 pm

For once I find myself agreeing with most of the sentiments listed in this forum;



Juliet Errington, good reporter, dreadful presenter (her early morning news reading a few weeks ago still gives me nightmares).



Emma Crosby, beautiful and bright, but I dread the way that she speaks through her nose. Always reminds me of someone with sinus problems (I work in healthcare!)



Adam Boulton, the brains of Sky News. Love him (he's very sexy too!).



Kay Burley, very intelligent but gives me the distinct impression that she is very conceited. Can be a bit condescending when interviewing people.



Jeremy Thompson, Mr Sky News. The consumate professional.



Rachel Amatt did a great job in Baslan.

AnjaliWOW
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Post by AnjaliWOW » Wed Sep 15, 2004 2:56 pm

Emma Crosby is a BABE!!!

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