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How do news anchors deal with switching from good to bad news?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (24336points) 2 months ago

Like a murder, then a science breakthrough, then a weather disaster, then good news?

How do they handle the emotional impact?

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Hawaii_Jake's avatar

That’s a good question. I think they do it, because they are (in a way) acting when they read the news. They’re kind of like actors. They have to remain detached from the content of the stories they are reading. Actors become attached to the stories they are portraying only while they are on stage. Once they walk off stage, they turn off the emotions they used on it.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@Hawaii_Jake Oh thanks. In Drama we had training in what is called “Stone face”. Where classmates try to get an emotional reaction from a student.

ragingloli's avatar

Pretty sure they are all dead inside already, so there is no emotional impact to handle. Except for a segway. “And now for something more lighthearted: A new study has revealed the most prevalent cause of death, heart disease.”

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@ragingloli My RPG experience wants to scream True Neutral “obsever”. Worshipers of O-bid-high (sp) , “the God of uncaring ”.

Strauss's avatar

The best transition of that type (IMHO) has got to be…

…And Now For Something Completely Different!

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