An observation for stations that don't broadcast an EAS activation but go right to live news coverage when there's an activation--a local emergency manager told me that he expects consistency when it comes to emergency information. He wants the public to get the information from the emergency official first and not some reporter's interpretation of what the emergency official said especially when that reporter is not familiar with the area or adds their own observation to their report. Is this official right? Should stations carry the activation first and then let their reporters fill in the details? What's best for the public?
Idea No. 45