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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 04:36
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The pre-schoolers that the TV stations hire to do the news banners underneath the talking heads are also tragic. Wrongly spelling simple worms, getting Ronnie Farker's name wrong, it all leads to a spoach impodiment. And it's good evening from him.
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 04:51
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Originally Posted by TWT View Post
Correct Doctor Druces.

There's no money in it anymore, many experienced journalists have been let go and there's very

few sub-editors and minimal or zero proof reading.

Advertising dollars are increasingly being spent with the likes of Google and Facebook rather than

traditional news outlets.
Not entirely, at least not here in the UK.

Click onto any of the local rags sites and you will get a question as to your postcode, followed by a survey which does have a skip option, probably as a grudging afterthought, and a "helpful " video offering advice such as to "what to do if you have a car crash " or " what to do if you have a fire " or whatever the news topic is ...all surrounded by adverts / banners ....... somewhere inbetween, you will eventually find the minimal amount of news .
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 07:11
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Originally Posted by Krystal n chips View Post
Not entirely, at least not here in the UK.

Click onto any of the local rags sites and you will get a question as to your postcode, followed by a survey which does have a skip option, probably as a grudging afterthought, and a "helpful " video offering advice such as to "what to do if you have a car crash " or " what to do if you have a fire " or whatever the news topic is ...all surrounded by adverts / banners ....... somewhere inbetween, you will eventually find the minimal amount of news .
Indeed - and astonishingly the same news group's concept of "local news for Croydon" has spread to include many of the neighbouring boroughs and even as far afield as Crawley. Slow news day? Then our local hacks regale us with such delights as the "10 best pubs in Croydon" (really?), "10 things we all hate about Croydon" (the regular denigration of a local fried chicken take away is potentially libelous, though probably accurate - and why not "10 reasons why we all hate Croydon"?).
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Old 11th Jun 2019, 21:42
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A headline from Microsoft News today.
The full article is quoted from an SMH headline but seems to have been re-branded so there is enough doubt about where it came from that I won't name and shame the originating columnist.

But, JHC, are there NO required literacy standards for journalists these days.

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Old 12th Jun 2019, 08:52
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Originally Posted by Doctor Cruces View Post
There are no journalistic standards any more, anything goes including if there is no story, make it up.
What do you mean anymore?

When was there ever? Particularly amongst the red tops. It was like that in the sixties, seventies and probably earlier. With honourable exceptions, by and large most so called journalists are no more than reporters whose job depends on them finding the next story. Now made easier for them by social media. They don't even have to go outside the office to find a story.
I remember reading about an Editor, old school, throwing his staff out, telling them to go find stories in the real world. One suspects they merely retired to a nearby coffee shop and checked twitter.

False news despite what some people think is neither new or unusual. I knew a guy, a comedy writer as it happened who made up stories and sold them to papers. For one particularly silly story about playing golf with Castro he got 250 pounds from the Daily Star.

I do think lazy journalism has increased though made easier by over reliance on social media particularly twitter. But twitter, I read somewhere has in fact relatively low user numbers globally and fewer again active users. Yet it has a disproportionate impact on 'news'. If you remove the Russian bots, it would be even smaller.

So nothing new about poor journalism.


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Old 12th Jun 2019, 13:53
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A nearby coffee shop?
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 14:15
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At a media presentation of how to do it, a feature writer for the Peterborough tag proudly displayed a dramatic colour image that had great impact. It was a fake. He had the two central figures pose at a run towards the camera. This was superimposed on the photograph of an explosion. He was surprised at our condemnation.

At another, a TV reporter proudly showed how they had covered the first night of the firemens' strike. They had not got enough outside broadcast cameras so they created a fire station outside the studio with a camera out the window.

It just proves that they lie all the time.
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 15:43
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Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator View Post
It just proves that they lie all the time.
What is now called the National Media Museum used to have "The camera always lies" as its tagline.
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 16:15
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Originally Posted by Barksdale Boy View Post
A nearby coffee shop?
Some things have changed but if the pub has WiFi
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