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Media doing social separation

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CircleWXYZ
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Media doing social separation

Post by CircleWXYZ » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:10 am

This morning, Ch 7 had the anchors do the morning news from separate sides of the studio.

Now, Fox 2 is doing the same thing.

I get taking precautions due to coronavirus, but this is going too damn far. How about washing your damn hands and covering your mouth when coughing or sneezing.

This is just insane.
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Re: Media doing social separation

Post by craig11152 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:18 am

I think its as much about setting an example that may convince some folks as it is personal safety.
As we can tell from tobacco and vaping people don't seem to heed warnings well. I think anything that might get somebody to pay attention that otherwise wouldn't can't hurt.


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Re: Media doing social separation

Post by armchair pd » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:37 am

Loco 4 is doing it as well.



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Re: Media doing social separation

Post by ZenithCKLW » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:45 am

How close or how far the anchors sit from each other on screen is no bother to me.



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Re: Media doing social separation

Post by RingtailedFox » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:45 am

Last week, the Inside Edition crew were reporting from their homes because the CBS Building in New York City was closed for decontamination after a staff member tested positive for coronavirus... I thought it was an interesting way of doing things for a news show. Plus, Deborah Norville has a nice kitchen!


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Re: Media doing social separation

Post by lovinlife101 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:06 pm

Silly, really.



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Re: Media doing social separation

Post by lovinlife101 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:32 pm

Hypocrites!

Everyone they interview is closer than six feet away!

Do reporters and photographers separate in a news vehicle? One in the front seat, the other in the back?

Nope!



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Re: Media doing social separation

Post by Editorcj » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:22 pm

Do reporters and photographers separate in a news vehicle? One in the front seat, the other in the back?
We are taking steps to limit interaction with people, look for lots of phone interviews and FaceTime interviews as well as other changes to important news gathering. Thank you for your concern for our well being.



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Re: Media doing social separation

Post by Bobbert » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:04 pm

CircleWXYZ wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:10 am
This morning, Ch 7 had the anchors do the morning news from separate sides of the studio.

Now, Fox 2 is doing the same thing.

I get taking precautions due to coronavirus, but this is going too damn far. How about washing your damn hands and covering your mouth when coughing or sneezing.

This is just insane.
It does say something about the mindless way these people promote and follow trends.



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Re: Media doing social separation

Post by tigerwings » Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:06 pm

Toledo 11 Weather was done using Skype last night



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Re: Media doing social separation

Post by lidoshuffle » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:10 pm

RingtailedFox wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:45 am
Last week, the Inside Edition crew were reporting from their homes because the CBS Building in New York City was closed for decontamination after a staff member tested positive for coronavirus... I thought it was an interesting way of doing things for a news show. Plus, Deborah Norville has a nice kitchen!
Should have had Norville broadcast from her bedroom, the ratings would have gone through the roof...



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Re: Media doing social separation

Post by lidoshuffle » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:13 pm

This is where we all miss Al Allen, you know he would have been reporting this virus from some overpass somewhere in Detroit....



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Re: Media doing social separation

Post by km1125 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:21 am

They haven't said it anywhere, but one of the reasons for that 6' separation is because these folks are talking constantly.

They have established that the 6' criteria is based on science about when folks sneeze, but similar things happen just when folks talk, and multiply that by a factor when they talk a lot. Would probably be substantially worse if the talking folk also talked with a lot of spittle (and we all know someone like that!).

I was surprised they didn't do this earlier. It would seem that with multiple cameras and similar backgrounds you could even make it look like they were sitting only a couple feet apart even though they were many feet apart in the studio. However, I do think it's important that they constantly subconsciously remind viewers to be cognizant on their own separation from folks they are around.



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Re: Media doing social separation

Post by Mr.Transistor » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:07 am

It's pretty damn silly but they are doing it to set an example to some of the dummies out there. Monkey see- Monkey do



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Re: Media doing social separation

Post by Mr.Transistor » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:08 am

lidoshuffle wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:10 pm
RingtailedFox wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:45 am
Last week, the Inside Edition crew were reporting from their homes because the CBS Building in New York City was closed for decontamination after a staff member tested positive for coronavirus... I thought it was an interesting way of doing things for a news show. Plus, Deborah Norville has a nice kitchen!
Should have had Norville broadcast from her bedroom, the ratings would have gone through the roof...
Haha....yes they would have. I would have been watching!



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