If you have not heard about the ABC’s breaking news, you are not alone. It’s a phenomenon that is happening all over the world, but the reason it is unique is because it is the first time that an American news network has ever done this. In fact, it’s also the first time that a news network has used the phrase “breaking news” in an advertisement.
ABC’s breaking news ending
Depending on your station’s schedule, a special report may get the nod in the primetime slot, but that doesn’t mean you’re missing out on all the glitz and glamour of ABC’s best night of the week. Likewise, ABC’s breaking news announcements will probably keep you up to date on the day’s top stories. Moreover, the network’s news director is a well-versed prankster and you can’t help but be entertained by his off-the-cuff comments. In fact, the best ABC news anchors are often so good that you forget they aren’t actually on-air.
On the flipside, ABC’s most notable off-air contributions include their signature award-winning programs, the news director, and the network’s top-rated programs. These include the evening and morning news, sports, and special reports. As a result, the network boasts a large staff of topnotch reporters, cameramen, and producers. With the recent influx of high-profile personnel, the network is on its way to becoming the hottest network in America.
Sky News’s “first for breaking news”
A recent study has found that Sky News’ claim to be “first for breaking news” is misleading. It also found that Sky News’ claims to be first in the field are more likely to be about predictable events than actual breaking news.
The study, carried out by Cardiff University, looked at how the British broadcaster handles its breaking news. They analysed the three main rolling news channels – BBC, ITV and Sky – during July 2004. They based their findings on nine stories over two weeks.
The study concluded that Sky’s breaking news claim is a marketing trick. According to their findings, there are less predictability about what breaks on BBC News 24 than on Sky. However, ITV News has a much higher proportion of predictable breaking news.
The report also highlighted the importance of eyewitness media. In their study, the team tracked multiple reporters contacting the same source. They identified identifying information in each case and used satellite imagery to check that it was the same person.
Breaking a metaphorical barrier
A barrier is a physical or figurative wall or boundary that separates things or limits the flow of information. It can also be a social or symbolic wall. Barriers can be real and can even be a result of a specific policy or practice. Usually, barriers are defined by the norms and values of society. In some cases, they are created by self-imposed limitations. Those limitations can be good and bad.
For example, the Great Wall of China was a physical wall built to demarcate the boundaries of an area. Similarly, a glass ceiling is a metaphor for a barrier in an organizational context. An organization’s glass ceiling is a social and logical barrier that limits qualified people from advancing to higher levels of success. Moreover, it is a barrier that prevents minorities from gaining greater levels of prominence.
The glass ceiling is not an official corporate policy, but it is an unwritten, implicitly understood barrier in organizational hierarchies. Glass ceiling barriers are not only a problem for women and minorities in organizations, but it is an issue for all individuals in the workplace.