I know I've got at least one of thread on news reporting already, but this subject does annoy me, so, here's another topic on the subject of news reporting.
On the BBC news just now, the news went live to the reporter standing on the green outside Westminster with Big Ben in the background behind him. Was this a major news story of such significant that it required a reporter to report live from Westminster at 10' O'clock at night, you decide. The report was related to the news that Liam Fox is having arguments within the cabinet about freedom of movement post Brexit. He doesn't want it, others do.
This is an important story, but is it of such significance that it requires a reporter to stand outside a empty Houses of Parliament (all the MPs are on holiday at the moment) to do his report from?
As this report was on the BBC, licence fee payers money is being used here, but we won't go into that here..., as there is a thread about the BBC and licence fee already on this forum, and besides, all tv news reporters see it necessary to present news standing outside buildings.
If reporters need to be at a scene to report on events or interview people, fair enough, but take another example, business reporting. You'll usually get some reporter reporting about a business story standing outside by the Thames with the City of London skyline behind them. Very nice visually, but how does that add to the news story? Why can't the reporters simply be next to the presenters in the studios to report their stories?