Tools of the trade
Yesterday's Italian earthquake in which at least 207 people died was by any measure a tragedy, and one which demanded a response which was quick and fully conveyed the scale of the destruction.
Naturally when something like that happens all the traditional techniques of gathering the news swing into action, including - but not limited to - sending people to the affected area.
Our Rome correspondent Duncan Kennedy arrived on the scene early, and covered the big picture in L'Aquila - but we also wanted to ensure teams travelling from outside Italy could help give the full picture on such an important story.
The logistics of travel to Italy during Holy Week and the fact that many of the roads were closed meant that Europe correspondent Clive Myrie and his team were arriving in the late afternoon.
The Six and Ten O'Clock News production team wanted to ensure we could find key angles on the story as quickly as possible.
They chased leads in a variety of ways - perhaps the most interesting was the use of Twitter and Facebook to identify the worst-hit areas.
One woman on Twitter wrote that a village called Onna had been devastated, with many victims. We contacted people in the area using various social networking sites and more traditional techniques. They helped us confirm the story - and directed us to its centre.
Clive had a limited amount of time on the ground - but it is unlikely he would have been able to do the strong work he did across the BBC without us using every tool at our disposal to bring this story of human tragedy to the public.
Craig Oliver is editor of BBC News At Six and BBC News At Ten.