Death of the News

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Barbara Jorgensen
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The walking dead (news)
Barbara Jorgensen   12/3/2012 1:42:50 PM
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Murrow is more correct than he'll ever know, and that might be a good thing. How would one explain "reality" TV to a serious journalist?

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Re: no news is good news
pocharle   11/30/2012 8:38:48 PM
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That's why people trust the people in the news that seem to be the most standoff-ish. It makes you feel that they won't be swayed by who they are covering.

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Re: no news is good news
Hospice_Houngbo   11/30/2012 12:50:38 PM
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@Mr. Roques,

"Its reaaaally hard to have an independent news media. "

Maybe, but journalism ethics require that the news be trusworthy and accurate. Also journalists should be held to the same standards that they apply to people they cover.

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Re: no news is good news
Mr. Roques   11/29/2012 5:51:53 PM
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But we should also think of news as everything else: time on air. And that needs to entertain, but even more important, sell. Sell ads but also, sell ideas. Its reaaaally hard to have an independent news media. 

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Re: no news is good news
Hospice_Houngbo   11/29/2012 3:50:47 PM
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"That is because good news does not sell as much as bad news."

Maybe, but what people needs is information about what is happening around them and in the world. That information should be "accurate and timely, specific and organized for a purpose, presented within a context that gives it meaning and relevance". As long as the news is relevant, people will like to hear it.

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Re: Why death?
Hospice_Houngbo   11/29/2012 3:42:19 PM
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@Adeniji,

I have nothing against paid ads, I was just pointing out that (true) news should not be confused with advertising. During the US presidential campaigns for instance, some media chose to advertise "their" candidates rather than presenting factual information about them.

Adeniji Kayode
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Re: no news is good news
Adeniji Kayode   11/29/2012 8:16:29 AM
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@FLYINGSCOT,


That is because good news does not sell as much as bad news.

While they don,t have to "sell" it , it makes more people to tune in but in the process spread more fear in the name of updating people about something.

Adeniji Kayode
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Re: Why death?
Adeniji Kayode   11/29/2012 7:08:56 AM
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@Hospice

Well, how would they finance and maintenance if there is no paid advert than real news.

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media houses consider news as the free service or contribution to the society

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no news is good news
FLYINGSCOT   11/29/2012 4:14:20 AM
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Seems these days that news reports tend to focus on the negative and very few positive stories are aired.  News editors need to remember they are peforming a public service and as such should present balanced news and not covet sensationalism.  In the UK the news guys also seem incapable of dropping a story when its course is run.  They tend to flog things to death and beyond.

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Why death?
Hospice_Houngbo   11/28/2012 7:55:21 PM
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Hi David,

The purpose the news is to provide factual information to the public about who, what, where, when and why. I think most media are still loyal to that format. But I do agree that some press releases are more like paid advertising than real news.



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