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Last Updated: Wednesday, 7 June 2006, 10:13 GMT 11:13 UK
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Producer Mark Barlex
By Mark Barlex
Assistant editor, BBC One O'Clock News

Presenter Emily Maitlis
STORYFix, presented by Emily Maitlis, launched on 26 May

By day I work on the BBC's One O'Clock News. By night, and during my lunch-hour, I look after a project called STORYFix, which is uniquely difficult to explain. So here's a Q&A.

Q. What is it?

A. It's an experimental weekly video round-up of what's been happening over the past week.

Q. Is it really?

A. Sort of, yes. Actually, it's less about what happened on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday etc, and more about the impression we're all left with come Friday morning.

Q. How long is it?

A. Originally, it was supposed to be about 20 minutes long, but it turned out to be about five. At most.

Q. What does it look like?

A. It's very fast. It's got about twenty graphics and a hundred shot changes in it.

Q. What's it for?

A. It's trying to do news in a different way, hitting a particular audience. It's an experiment.

Q. Where can I see it?

A. News 24 at about a quarter to eight on a Friday evening, and from time to time over the weekend. And on the BBC News website's News In Video section. And on the News Multiscreen.

Q. Is it any good?

A. Not for me to say, really. Some people really, really like it. Some people just hate it. You'll have to decide for yourself.


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