This is a video of a TV news report analysing the tried and tested methods of structuring the news, picking apart the typical elements and production techniques of how reports are constructed.

This is interesting because it makes you think about the saturation of good practice. Is there a threshold when widespread adoption of best practice (in any area) begins to have an inverse effect? Clearly a best practice approach to presenting news has become so 'normal' that you can identify with almost every element of this video. So is the current method of delivering news reports still the most effective way of grabbing attention and informing the viewers?

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The Guardian’s Zeitgeist interface