Tales of Tiger Woods: Little more than 'tabloid gossip'?
There seem to be some news events that can be guaranteed to make listeners agitated, not because of the story itself, but because, for some people, what is being covered just doesn't seem like news.
Tiger Woods addresses a press conference last week. Picture: Getty
The recent statement made by golfer Tiger Woods about his private life was just such an event. It was an unusual sort of press conference, since very few members of the press were in the room with him - his mother was there in the front row, and a group of friends, colleagues and sponsors also attended.
And no one was allowed to ask questions, which are usually a feature of press conferences.
All of this prompted listeners' to contact Over To You as you can hear on this week's programme: "tabloid gossip" was one fairly typical comment.
So Rajan and I went to the World Service newsroom to talk to the man in charge of all the news and current affairs programmes, Andrew Whitehead, and see how he felt about the amount of coverage given to Tiger Woods.
You can hear his response in this week's programme - he'd given plenty of thought to the subject, so please contact us with your comments on this subject.
Another topic this week is coverage of the Winter Olympics - or, in the view of listener Petr Baudis, lack of coverage.
He wondered whether it was perhaps scarce resources that have limited the reporting - or whether the concept of winter sports is something that just doesn't appeal if you live in a part of the world where snow and ice are things you read about but never experience.
Pam Poole is the editor of World Service Sport, and she explained to Rajan what needs to be taken into account when deciding which sporting events to cover.
But regardless of where you live in the world, I wonder how you feel about Winter Olympics coverage?
Cathy Packe is the Producer, Over To You