The Nice Terror Attack & the EHRC Report into Antisemitism in the Labour Party, Sky News & BBC News ChannelThe problem with breaking news for any broadcast organisation is that you often have very little information to go on. The challenge is to maintain the viewer’s or listener’s interest without being too repetitive.

I remember being on air when Flight MK 17 went down over the Ukraine. And that was all we knew, yet it was clearly a major event and we went into rolling news mode. It’s moments like this that you earn your money as a new presenter. You either sink or swim. Everyone in the newsroom drops what they are doing and it’s all hands to the pump. Contact books are raided for anyone who knows anything. Twitter is scoured for eyewitnesses. I’m constantly amazed at the resourcefulness of producers who manage to get people on the air within minutes.