What Storm St. Jude tells us about the state of news coverage

According to the office, we don’t name storms in the UK. So the minute news broadcasters started calling this week’s storm St. Jude, you knew the hyperbole machine was in top gear. Of course there were some tragedies as a result of high winds, and I’m not belittling the storm (which hit Denmark and Germany the hardest), but in retrospect I think we can safely can agree that the most damaging force this week was the relentless coverage from rolling UK news stations. The advent of 24-hour news has redefined the meaning of hyperbole. With broadcast hours to fill, viewers … Continue reading What Storm St. Jude tells us about the state of news coverage