- 30 Aug 07, 02:31 PM
A hot topic at the moment is how broadcasters can restore trust in television. Something we've all been discussing here is when does artifice become deception?
Tonight on Newsnight we'll attempt to show how TV news pieces are put together using these techniques and ask whether this is a bold move towards transparency or an unnecessary over-reaction. Are "noddies" (shots of the interviewer placed over an edit point), "staged questions" (recorded after the interviewee has left because there is only one camera) and walking set-up shots to introduce an interviewee an acceptable part of the way television programmes are made, or do they distort the truth?
Let us know what you think.