Today we can collect our news from a wide variety of sources. A few decades ago, it was all about radio, newspapers and the six-o’clock news. Today, those forms of information have been augmented with the vast array of internet sites and social media apps that send us headlines and stories as soon as they are published.
Yet, even with the new methods of getting news, people still turn to the live televised broadcasts when they really want to get into a story or follow developments on the bigger stories. In these instances we rely on not only what the cameraman is focused on but what we are being told by the live reporter. Their job is to narrate, provide background information and even ad lib in order for us to make sense of what we are seeing.