In 1999 a building at the site I worked at then was hit by a huge explosion. 2 minuttes later Fire Service, ambulances and police arrived at the scene. Followed by a couple of cars from the local eye report. Their interest was to film the whole event, ask questions to chocked people and disturb the Fire Services ability to work.
That sort of reporting was relatively new at that time.
Nowadays hospital emergency areas are monitored by cameras in order to prevent reporters from filming at the area, and most of all the areas around the emergency entrance.
This is costing tax payers tremendous sums of money. It also raises the question - once again - about media ethics. If there wasn't a buyer, there wouldn't be a seller. And un-fortunately "respected" newspapers and TV-stations are the main buyers of this type of eye witness pictures and films. They even encourage private individuals to send in material filmed with their mobile phones.
Media is not here to give us interesting and relevant views on the news. - Media is here for commercial purposes only. To make money. Why do we - the viewers and the readers accept this without questioning?