Skip to comments.Cable networks pooling convention coverage to reduce number of employees (impending doom)
Posted on 06/28/2020 3:29:48 PM PDT by Libloather
The cable news networks are planning to work together to pool their coverage of the Democratic and Republican national conventions to reduce the number of employees present amid the coronavirus pandemic, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.
Leaders from CNN, MSNBC and Fox News are coordinating on regular calls to figure out "pool" coverage where networks use one video feed to limit the number of workers present, Rashida Jones, senior vice president of MSNBC and NBC News, told the newspaper.
Pool coverage has traditionally been used during election coverage, but Jones said coordination between the networks has increased because of the pandemic. The coronavirus crisis is expected to change the conventions to reduce crowds.
"It's not at all clear that the events in Milwaukee and Jacksonville are going to be anything like a normal convention," Sam Feist, CNN's Washington bureau chief, told the newspaper. "That will affect our coverage."
The Democratic National Convention will be held in Milwaukee, where presumptive nominee Joe Biden will accept the nomination, although state delegates are not expected to attend in person.
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I believe they all get the same marching orders anyway, don’t they?
We love this great folksy picture with all of its brotherly love!
Not unusual. In communist countries only the communist sponsored news station is present, no pooling required.
The scripts are identical along with the talking points across all the major networks, so it makes perfect sense to me. As matter of fact, why not just have one live feed on every network from Ben Rhodes in Valerie Jarrett’ s bunker in Obama’s basement?
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