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Essay section[edit]

Cut from article:

With the growth of mass media such as television and the Internet, the distance from the events is decreasing. Very important events emerge simultaneously on all television networks. At the same time, the classification and commentary becomes more difficult for journalists, and relies more on speculation, or interviews with experts. Slowly occurring crises, such as a famine seldomly achieve breaking news status, and thus receive less attention.

What's all this about "distance" and attention? It sounds about right, but I don't think this is the place for it. Merge to Journalism maybe? --Uncle Ed 12:58, 8 June 2006 (UTC)


I think a merge would be suitable. Both articles are almost stubs, refer to the same thing. It's just a different name. Some networks say "Special Report", some simply say "Breaking News." -- AirOdyssey 03:05, 30 August 2006 (UTC)


This article needs cleanup, the last sentece about the phrase being popularized by CNN reads like an ad (or just written by someone in CNN)

BBC graphics, origins?[edit]

I don't know who put up the "USA-centric" tag, but I would like to see the breaking news graphic that the BBC has. Also, I would like to know when the term "special report" was replaced by "breaking news." I'll bet it was the late 1980s.--Desmond Hobson 17:52, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

Worldwide View?[edit]

I am wondering, could someone please elaborate on what needs to happen to the article to have a more worldwide point of view vs. a US-centric point of view it currently appears to have. Chris (Talk) (Contribs) 02:31, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

With the tag reappearing, what needs to change? Chris (Talk) (Contribs) 15:28, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Deletion of last "see also" link[edit]

The last see also link includes a link that redirects to this article please delete it.Animereadabouter2 23:23, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

Speaking of which, the link to seems kindof spammish. Anyone have any objections if I delete it? Maratanos (talk) 20:07, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Undue weight on television[edit]

I believe this article should incorporate more about online and radio breaking news. (talk) 14:41, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

This section is so america[edit]

The only place in the world alongside Sky News UK where the graphic is up all of the time --Superlightoftruth (talk) 17:29, 10 June 2011 (UTC)


I don't know about most places, but where I come from not all stations relay local weather warnings. My city (Salina, Kansas) has 8 commercial FM stations that receive relatively well, and of them I only know of 5 that relay local weather warnings, and that's in the middle of Tornado alley. Ks0stm (TCGE) 23:50, 27 September 2011 (UTC)


Citeable history of breaking news would improve this article. JFK assassination coverage would seem to have been unprecedented for its duration, as would 2000's US presidential election coverage, and 9/11/2001. Also, how were people told to follow a story before cable and the world wide web? MMetro (talk) 07:02, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

  • I know in the UK, 9/11 terrorist attack in 2001 was only reported on BBC One about 1415 UK time (0915 EDT) as they interrupted Diagnosis Murder just after it started to show a BBC News Special from BBC News 24 (according to my mother as I was at work at the time) and it was on most of the day. Will1701 (talk) 19:05, 13 January 2013 (UTC)
  • On 31 August 1997, (Death of Princess Diana,) BBC1 & BBC2 had rolling news all day (At 1500 BBC2 started Sunday Grandstand and BBC1 continued live news until evening) and after Closedown that evening, BBC1 handed over to World Service (it's relatively new international tv news channel as there was no domestic rolling tv news channel by the BBC) to continue "further updates" until BBC Breakfast News at 0600. I think it would have been late reporting on the domestic BBCtv channels as they would have to "wake" them up as we didn't have 24 hour BBCtv then. But I can't cite any sources. Will1701 (talk) 19:05, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

Far too focused on America[edit]

Sentences like "programming suddenly switching to a reverse countdown from 5 or 10 seconds to allow any affiliated stations to switch to the network news feed" and "If the event occurs during prime time, the anchor will usually remind viewers that there will be more details on their late local news" demonstrate this American bias. Please write with a world-wide viewpoint or don't bother writing. This article should be deleted and completely rewritten by someone who is able to write in such a manner. Affiliated stations, networks, anchors and late local news are American phenomenon which don't really exist elsewhere. Europe, South America and other places don't have networks - they have channels (with some exceptions). The idea of affiliated stations is always unknown in most countries. And a more global word for 'anchor' would be 'presenter'. By all means copy all of the existing stuff and put into a section at the bottom of the article titled 'Breaking news in the USA'. Wikipedia is becoming a joke and needs to address the issue of a lack of globally-focused articles.-- (talk) 21:05, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

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I believe that the topic of this paper was over done, because of this although well written seemed to repeat itself over and over again just using similar words such as breaking news, late breaking news, special report, urgent news, and so on. The article was interesting to read and made sense it just seemed that in both the television and radio sections many of the same things where talked about. The sources also did not seem the most reliable, many of he websites are older and could be updated to give more to the article, because of this it makes it seem less reliable. There are many websites and sourcing material about this topic of conversation that is much more recently compared to some of the sites the authors cited. However for the most part of reading the article I did like that the article did not seem bias, it was very neutral and just gave the information that was needed. DaisyJenelle (talk) 05:16, 7 September 2017 (UTC)

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