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June 16, 2024 9:26 pm  #1


CTV News

Has anyone else noticed this on CTV News? They'll be reporting a story that happened in a Canadian city like Vancouver or Winnipeg but the person doing the reporting is reporting from a different Canadian city like Maybe Ottawa with the Ottawa skyline behind them.
 

Last edited by turkeytop (June 16, 2024 9:28 pm)


I started out with nothing and I still have most of it.
 

June 16, 2024 9:37 pm  #2


Re: CTV News

I've certainly noticed it on international stories. Like they'll be reporting on something in the Middle East but the reporter will sign off from Ottawa or Toronto - or sometimes, London, England, even though it didn't take place anywhere near there.

They use viz from purchased newsfeeds, like Reuters, SkyNews, CBS or the like, to fill it out, and just write a voiceover on top of it. But no one is actually on the ground there.

It's a sign of cutbacks, since they've shed so many reporters to job losses. And I suspect it's only going to get worse. 

 

June 16, 2024 9:46 pm  #3


Re: CTV News

CBC News does this all the time - especially on weekends. There's a breaking story in Western Canada, and they go to a reporter somewhere in Toronto as opposed to someone who's actually there. Guess CTV is taking a page out of CBC's playbook.