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|10-26-2010, 08:50 PM||#26 (permalink)|
Wouldn't you like to know?
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The two main problems with the news media today are:
1) The 24 hour news cycle
Back when there were two or three "Editions" of news (either in print or broadcast) per day, the race to get the scoop was bad enough. But at least there was some time to digest the stream of information and make some journalistic decisions about what to report.
With the 24 hours to fill on the internet and on round-the-clock "news networks" there can be precious little time to digest the information and make a rational decision.
2) The Infortainment Factor
Back in the old days newspapers and network news organizations were managed by experienced journalists, at least for the most part. Today most media outlets are part of huge entertainment conglomerates and the majority of the executives have little, if any, experience in journalism. These folks have virtually no chance of fixing the problems currently plaguing the news media today, since for the most part they are incapable of recognizing the real problems in the first place.
We can hope that some new digital news paradigm comes along to save the day, but I'm not sure what the chances of that may be. Not good, I'm afraid.
The chasing-their-own-tail performance of the online media during the recent "MickeySoft to Buy LL" fracas may be indicative of things to come.
|10-28-2010, 01:20 AM||#28 (permalink)|
What the cuss?!??
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|10-31-2010, 09:32 PM||#29 (permalink)|
Jonah Goldberg commentary: Why is Assange still alive? - chicagotribune.com
The genius of our op-ed class of writers.
"We're not going to give up on destroying the health care system for the American people."
~U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan
|11-01-2010, 09:35 AM||#30 (permalink)|
That template guy
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The wretched mind of the American authoritarian - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com