Matt Jones

Breaking News

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Perhaps symptomatic of living in the post 911 world, when I see the ‘breaking news’ graphic on BBC News Online I experience a momentary shudder of fear that it might be another terrorist attack. While I'm relieved when I discover that it isn't, I do expect that striking red graphic to be assigned to news that is worthy of such urgency and not to news that some Harry Potter books have been stolen (again). Might I suggest that the BBC vary the look of their ‘breaking news’ graphics so that less important news is broken slightly more calmly? Maybe something like this…

breaking news!