Does Katie Couric get to pick which news item opens the broadcast?
August 1, 2008 5:05 PM Subscribe
What kind of influence do US network anchors have on the news selection and editing process?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane to media & arts (7 answers total)
My friend claims American network news anchors are effectively editors-in-chief; I'm willing to entertain the notion that they are in a position to exert influence over the process and carry more responsibilities than Dutch newsreaders (who are essentially mere presenters), but I don't buy that they can preside over every aspect of the process.
So which is it?