Daytime TV has long been the butt of comedians’ jokes. In an episode of Mock the Week last year, Hugh Dennis pretended to be a weary daytime announcer: “Well, because they’re all the same, and I can’t be bothered to announce them all, here’s Flog Dickinson’s Antiques Sun Hammer Pointless Breakout in the Country… finishes at 5pm.”
Good Morning Britain
Breaking News is the proving ground of a newsroom. In a breaking news scenario, all the machinery of the newsroom clicks together to tackle what is happening now, and deliver the events of the day to the audience as they arrive.
“Breaking news is our bread and butter,” explains Dylan Dronfield, Senior News Editor at Sky News. “That’s what Sky News was originally billed as doing.”
Broadcast Journalism student Kyle Shiels was named winner in the Best Live category at the ceremony, which took place in Leeds on April 3rd.
Shiels, who attends the University of Leeds and is part of Leeds Student TV, was one of 20 young people who received a fund of £3,000 from the RTS when the scheme launched in 2014.
Each year the RTS awards excellence in student television production in the North West. The winners will be announced on Tuesday 9 February by Good Morning Britain's Ranvir Singh.
The nominees for 2016 are as follows:
Resort - Manchester School of Art/Manchester Metropolitan University
Anthony Brown is a researcher at ITV's daytime show, This Morning.
Here he explains that it is best to avoid pitching an idea that has already been discussed on Good Morning Britain and the types of stories which appeal to the programme.