TV NEWS COVERAGE
25 Gathering the news
‘I don’t think we’re going to get the film. There are some difficulties. The cameraman has been eaten by a crocodile.’
– ASSISTANT FILM MANAGER FREDDIE PARTINGTONTO ITN EDITOR GEOFFREY COX*
ENG (electronic newsgathering)
In television, where the free flow of money leaves radio looking like a poor relation, technologists have had the incentive to come up with new ideas to satisfy the never ending demand for faster news.
Electronic news gathering (ENG) – also called EJ (electronic journalism), ECC (electronic camera coverage), PSC – (portable single camera), is the technocrat’s solution.
ENG long ago overhauled film in news-gathering organizations around the world, with cameras that record sound as ...