23     Independent Television News

‘When I started at ITN as a TV journalist we used typewriters and made do without mobile phones. There were no satellites or electronic newsgathering. Now we have news on TV, radio and the Internet coming out of this building and we’re going over to desktop editing. There is a considerable amount more multi-skilling.’


Independent Television News (ITN) ranks beside the BBC in the UK’s superleague for TV news – despite having a third of the staff and a quarter of the Corporation’s financial resources. Each weekday some 20 million people tune in to ITN’s terrestrial news programmes in the UK. Since its first broadcast in 1955, ITN has had a history of innovation, producing the nation’s ...

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