Media Watch have spent quite a lot of time in the past commenting on the loss of regional news outlets, mainly focused on print, but at times also television, so I think they have covered a lot of that area.
I would also say that their team seem to have a unique order of story importance - it may just take a few months for them to mention it, so I wouldn’t write it off completely.
I do feel that they’ve been very reactive and over-stimulated by the rubbish Sky News pumps out on a regular basis, and when Media Watch comment, it just fuels a perpetual cycle of comment from one to another.
It’s clear that journalism in this country is far from ideal.
Media Watch: On 2 October Media Watch broadcast a story about Michael Pezzullo. The story featured several examples of Mr Pezzullo’s name being miscaptioned in auto-generated captions, which it said occurred “on Sky News”. In fact, the miscaptioning occurred in several Sky News videos published on the MSN website. The same errors did not occur in the broadcast versions of the same content, or on the Sky News website. Media Watch should have attributed the errors to MSN, not Sky News. Note: An earlier version of this correction stated that the miscaptioned videos had been published on the Sky News website. This was incorrect.
A little surprised no one else has commented, just watched the last ep of MW, using Media Bites as the wrap of the year was kind of jarring, it’s a completely different tone to Media Watch, realise it was probably done as a cross promotion, but think it was a bit of a fail