Talk:Sky News

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Former good article nominee Sky News was a Social sciences and society good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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See also Talk:Sky News/Archive1

New Schedule[edit]

I removed the following section because it appears to be pure speculation.

With the return of Andrew Wilson to Sky Centre, it is rumoured that a new schedule will be devised, taking effect around mi-August when it's expected that several staff including Lorna Dunkley (weekend presenter) will go off on maternity leave.

06.00 - Sunrise with Eamonn Holmes

09.00 - Sky News Today with Martin Stanford and Julie Etchingham

12.00 - Lunchtime Live with Kay Burley

14.00 - TBA with Andrew Wilson and Anna Jones

17.00 - Live at 5 with Jeremy Thompson and Anna Botting

20.00 - TBA with Adam Boulton

21.00 - Sky News Tonight with Colin Brazier and TBA

00.00 - Sky News with Lukwesa Burak ~EnviroboyTalkContribs - 18:50, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

Scheudles ARE NOT ALLOWED, please see WP:NOT  BRIANTIST  (talk) 11:13, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Could we please also make sure that we get simple details correct; the channel started on the 5th of February.User:Sn2005 (talk)

Updates and reformat[edit]

I've done lots of reworking of the article, which has included providing references for the claims and adding a few more quotes from Rupert and the like, and I hope it's more neutral now. I have removed most of the 'guesswork' which comprised this article before.  BRIANTIST  (talk) 00:38, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

However, I haven't got anything to support the Awards section, please add these if you have them!  BRIANTIST  (talk) 00:40, 23 May 2007 (UTC) -> if you're looking for a list of awards, try though I don't know if that counts as a good source. ~Griffindd

Also, I have moved the rather indiscriminate list of presenters and correspondents to a separate page.  BRIANTIST  (talk) 00:44, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Great work - looks fantastic. TBH I dont think its far off of GA status now - if we are going to submit it two things which will certainly come up are the lead see WP:Lead which is much too short, and the lack of references in the article. There isnt much work to do though I dont think, and in my experience, we should be there quite soon.--Flymeoutofhere 07:00, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
Thanks, I think I've sorted almost all the references now. I'll have a look at the intro.  BRIANTIST  (talk) 09:20, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
I think the intro now works for WP:Lead  BRIANTIST  (talk) 09:52, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
The section headings used level 1 (=) -- I've corrected the, Also, it should not pass GA with the Logos gallery: far too many non-free images without critical context. The JPStalk to me 17:44, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
OK-Great - we need to try to find citations where the citation needed tags are...and probably therefore get some licenses on those logos--Flymeoutofhere 19:08, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
Is this enough commentary?  BRIANTIST  (talk) 08:58, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
Looks fine to me...lets see what happens with the GA.--Flymeoutofhere 09:03, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

Failed "good article" nomination[edit]

This article failed good article nomination. This is how the article, as of June 2, 2007, compares against the six good article criteria:

1. Well written?: Pass
2. Factually accurate?: Fail Several {{fact}} templates throughout
3. Broad in coverage?: Pass
4. Neutral point of view?: Pass
5. Article stability? Pass
6. Images?: Fail I've removed a fair use gallery (see WP:FAIR) and several images do not have fair use rationales (Template:Fair use rationale is useful).

When these issues are addressed, the article can be resubmitted for consideration. If you feel that this review is in error, feel free to take it to a GA review. Thank you for your work so far. Kindest Regards
The Sunshine Man 18:10, 2 June 2007 (UTC)


I just wanted to check something here. The article says that it cannot be made available in America as Sky does not own the international rights for the programming, especially sports programming. I find this a bit odd as Sky News does not generally show sports events except within regular new bulletins and if they didn't own the "international rights," how would they be able to show it in other countries, as they are not American rights but international rights. Also, they occasionally show Sky News at Ten in America on cable. --Sebastian Cartwright 01:53, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Sky News New Colourscheme.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot 09:34, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Sky News Business Channel[edit]

Having followed the cited link for this section and examined the source it appears to be an article relating to Sky News Australia, can I suggest that the section either receive the correct citation, or be deleted. Thanks (talk) 04:13, 17 November 2007 (UTC)dmc5007

Suggestions for "Perception and Awards" section[edit]

  1. Elaboration or a link to explain the United Kingdom's "regulations that require neutrality" -- particularly to see how Sky News and Fox News in the U.S. compare, credibilitywise. David (talk) 18:03, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
  2. An explanation of the controversy behind running an interview with Lady Bienvenida Buck. David (talk) 18:03, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

I was wondering whether you should comment on allegations of political bias? As in, I would state that the website message boards are censored heavily in a pro tory manner —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:32, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

non partisan reporting[edit]

Wouldn't a column on the channels political independence be valid? Sky News (Uk and OZ) as well as Fox news in the States are all considered staunchly conservative/republican, to the point of outright bias.

It's a privately owned channel - by Rupert Murdoch, and was once edited by Kelvin McKenzie - two people who think anyone centre left are "marxists".

Read a stories message board - it's like Alf Garnett, over and over again. They censor out any moderate comments

~~ —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:21, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Highly Experienced[edit]

I took out that since it's implying it's a viewpoint of wikipedia. Mikeandherson (talk) 21:23, 22 September 2009 (UTC)


I work at Sky News and I edited the list of international bureaux and worldwide live studios.

The previous list was inaccurate as it listed non-existing bureaux and also listed live studios that are used for guests as actual bureaux (which implies a Sky News correspondent on the ground).


I work at Sky News and I updated the list of programmes and their content following Sky News spring 2011 programme revamp and new schedule. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:37, 26 May 2011 (UTC)