How The News Is Made

I generally only watch TV news when I happen to be have the TV on or am interest in the latest hurricane heading my way. I also tend to get the news I’m interested in via Twitter and my RSS feeds delivered to my iPad. So when the video below crossed my horizon I was quite intrigued at how perfectly the presenter, BBC’s Charlie Brooker, spelled out the formulaic process of creating a news package. And not to spelling things out too literally, however you feel about the “media elite”, all broadcast news is “packaged news,” as the following video clearly demonstrates:

Another Charlie Brooker video essay, taking a newswipe at American TV Journalism: