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MSNBC says goodbye to the ticker.

Discussion in 'US Cable News' started by NCFLMedia, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. NCFLMedia

    NCFLMedia Station Group CEO

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    Eh... should probably be like FNC and have it on during Morning Joe and the primetime opinion shows.
     
  4. mightynine

    mightynine Weekend Anchor

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    They should move that LIVE box to the top of the MSNBC box to give that stock/time ticker some room to breathe.
     
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  5. rkolsen

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    It has stock market info as well.

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  6. TennTV1983

    TennTV1983 Primary Anchor

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    The bug needs some more tweaking done to it. It's gotten too crowded to a point where the logo might be feeling claustrophobic.
     
  7. Ramona

    Ramona Fluffy Fox Girl
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    There's definitely a need for more padding. Shrink the MSNBC logo, especially during the trading day. The font size on the black part might be a tad large.
     
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  8. MidwestTV

    MidwestTV Station Group CEO

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    Getting rid of it is an interesting move, and I understand their reasoning. Maybe it's just me, but often times I find myself paying more attention to the ticker than the actual story on screen. Like the article said, Fox News dayside apparently got rid of it years ago (I never noticed).

    If they moved the logo more to the right and got rid of that useless dead space it would solve 95% of the problem. Shrink it some and extend the black bar down more and you get the other 5%.
     
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    #TwitterKilledTheTicker
     
  10. atlnews2

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    I say move the LIVE bug to sit completely on top of the white box, then re-center the MSNBC logo in the middle of that box, taking the new time/stock bug into account.
     
  11. Studio B

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    Good on MSNBC and I hope CNN and Fox follow because this is addition by subtraction. I think that the tickers are a waste and the picture looks much better without it as opposed to with it.

    Now with the logo bug, I think the time would look better next to the LIVE bug as opposed to squeezing it underneath the logo but having said that, I like the thought process behind it. So many of these kind of graphics on cable news are too big when they don't need to be (a key reason why I like the naming chyron graphics that Fox uses).
     
  12. C Block

    C Block TVNT Local 1544 Union Boss

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    Good for them on dumping the crawl, but I have never understood why it has almost always been impossible for MSNBC to have a decently-designed lower third and bug.
     
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    Eat News Station Group CEO

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    Keep the L3 clear...
    Tickers, stocks and all that crap just degrade from the pictures.

    How often do we see a good shot destroyed because of all the L3crap.

    TV did just fine before all the graphic overloads, tickers and the other distraction.

    Example: This week the Mountain View PD released bodycam video of the crazy youtube shooter encounter.
    The MVPD captioned the video in the normal area...the lower 3rd!

    Stupid TV stations couldn't figure out how to completely drop the L3 so we could see the captions....

    Or those plane crashes where the amateur video guy has the plane crashing in the lower 3rd...so we never see the actual money shot.

    All the crazy different graphics are real annoying for many of us.

    #cleanthescreen
     
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  14. TampaBowler

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    Another change to the bug this morning.
     
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    That looks awful.
     
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    Now they have the issue I have with the Scripps graphics - a logo floating away from the lower thirds.
     
  17. mre29

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    Yeah, not impressed.
     
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    I like this idea, but I'll add one minor thing: Keep the black bar running the full width of that box, even when the stock bug isn't needed. Maybe even center the time bug, too.
     
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    I think this is a step in the right direction, but I agree with re-proportioning the live and time bars. A good reference point, I present Exhibit A on how it should be done:

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  20. Myron Falwell

    Myron Falwell Director of Graphic Blandishment and Chroma Cues

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    I can understand that they clearly want to simplify the look as much as possible, but ...
     

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