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2013-03-25 03:50:56 PM  
I thought Fark existed to feed squirrels.

//and to make fun of Duke.
 
2013-03-25 03:51:19 PM  
pew pew pew

/got nuthin'
 
2013-03-25 03:54:48 PM  
mywebspace.wisc.edu
 
2013-03-25 03:55:04 PM  
i171.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-25 03:56:35 PM  
The state of the newsmedia? You mean "I know nothing about this subject, let's see what Twitter has to say?"
 
2013-03-25 03:57:21 PM  
Long story short, the barrier to entry has gone from 'only a few brave souls can possibly do this job' to 'goddammit, I could do a better job than these clowns!'
 
2013-03-25 03:58:54 PM  
In a society where we have more capability to record and report reality is this irony or evolution?
 
2013-03-25 04:00:15 PM  
came here for "pew pew pew" posts...
 
2013-03-25 04:00:33 PM  
i118.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-25 04:01:24 PM  

Astra: The state of the newsmedia? You mean "I know nothing about this subject, let's see what Twitter has to say?"


You mean there's more to news reporting than reposting what a bunch of jerks on Twitter write? Why would Huffpost lie to me?
 
2013-03-25 04:01:32 PM  
The state of why Fark exists:
images1.dailykos.com
 
2013-03-25 04:02:16 PM  
As someone who works in TV news (production, I have no control of content)... absolutely none of that surprised me.
 
2013-03-25 04:04:37 PM  
I wonder if it is connected to this strange thing called the internet, which allows people to find out news as its happening without any kind of filter.

/methinks community news should be run more as a public utility these days
 
2013-03-25 04:04:42 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-03-25 04:06:33 PM  
The one part to really be looking at is the part about Narrative Science. That's basically robots replacing writers who've been spending so long adhering strictly to the AP stylebook that it's become possible to write a program that can put out basically the same articles. Which is a lot of writers.
 
2013-03-25 04:12:26 PM  
massive job cuts lead to a decline in the quality of the product?

The devil, you say!
 
2013-03-25 04:15:48 PM  
Thanks to those clowns I know far more about Kim Cardassian and Justin Bever than I ever wanted to know. Which would include anything about them.
 
2013-03-25 04:18:28 PM  
Back in the day, the big three competed to bring the most accurate news to the masses.  These days, each "news" organization just works to reinforce their small demographic's prejudices.  Informing anyone of anything is far down the list of priorities.
 
2013-03-25 04:22:48 PM  
"Full of grammatical errors and factual inaccuracies" would be a good summation.
 
2013-03-25 04:23:04 PM  
Tl;dr
 
2013-03-25 04:24:04 PM  

Gosling: Long story short, the barrier to entry has gone from 'only a few brave souls can possibly do this job' to 'goddammit, I could do a better job than these clowns!'


"The two jobs that everyone thinks they can do better than the incumbent are President of the United States and Editor of the local newspaper." - Mark Twain

Worked for 15 years in newspapers, including four years with the NYT chain. Of all the people I worked with over those years - literally hundreds - only four remain on the job in the newsroom. I didn't leave the industry, the industry left me.

One thing I've noticed about recent grads of J-school, including top-tier schools like UNC or Missouri, is that they can talk all day about diversity and social equity, but none of them can compose a compound sentence that makes sense, or edit one badly-written sentence to make it clear.

And J-schools seem to no longer teach the one most important question you can ask an interview subject: "How to you spell that?"

Believe me, I mourn the death of American journalism. While many of the wounds were self-inflicted that's no reason to cheer about the loss of an important check on political power.

/started on the obit desk
//ended up as managing editor
 
2013-03-25 04:32:06 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Back in the day, the big three competed to bring the most accurate news to the masses.  These days, each "news" organization just works to reinforce their small demographic's prejudices.  Informing anyone of anything is far down the list of priorities.


The news-orgs feed people what will make them the most money. There is no profit motive or set-aside for truth and information. It's hard as hell to find a journal or writer who's honest intent is to inform and, on occasion, accept being wrong.

Seriously, anybody got a list of reasonable news sites/writers? Partisan bias is acceptable (to a point), but not active partisanship or so many javascripts that the site chokes my NoScript.

I got:
Frum
McArdle
Silver
Sullivan
 
2013-03-25 04:32:48 PM  
So they did the research while sitting on their pews?
www.lolsaints.com
 
2013-03-25 04:37:57 PM  
goatleggedfellow:
The news-orgs feed people what will make them the most money. There is no profit motive or set-aside for truth and information. It's hard as hell to find a journal or writer who's honest intent is to inform and, on occasion, accept being wrong.

One minor quibble - news orgs give the people what they want, hard and fast. Does your local paper have a sidebar column on "most commented" or "most viewed" stories? Most major news org websites now do, so have a look at those, you can be sure the editors and publishers do. Every damn day, the "most viewed" stories are sports and entertainment. Political corruption? Down at the bottom somewhere. School board vote the sell the cafeteria to McDonald's? Yeah, maybe three people read that.

Bread and circuses.

Seriously, anybody got a list of reasonable news sites/writers? Partisan bias is acceptable (to a point), but not active partisanship or so many javascripts that the site chokes my NoScript.


Your best bet is to find one that doesn't insult your IQ and whose bias is easy to spot and discount. Frankly, I change my reading list about once a month just for variety and to see who's trying to sell us which lies today.
 
2013-03-25 04:42:45 PM  

Pepperjack: [mywebspace.wisc.edu image 500x375]


yep.
 
2013-03-25 04:49:44 PM  
I'll read the article later.  I hope the statement "All she does is read a teleprompter so we made sure she wears a tight shirt and a short skirt" is in there somewhere.
I'd be remiss if it doesn't say, "Online news articles consist of summarizing someone else's article and linking to it.
Then something about popup adds and scripting and phishing.

But mostly hot teleprompter lady.  And the weather girl.
 
2013-03-25 04:51:12 PM  
I'm pretty sure all news programs were secretly replaced with infomercials.
 
2013-03-25 05:04:46 PM  
Came for "pew pew pew," leaving satisfied.
 
2013-03-25 05:20:31 PM  
isleofran.com
Pugh Pugh Pugh
 
2013-03-25 05:41:09 PM  
Time magazine, the only major print news weekly left standing, cut roughly 5% of its staff in early 2013 as a part of broader company layoffs.

The New Yorker
puts out 47 issues a year -- I say that's close enough to weekly;  their subscriptions keep gaining; and it's a fantastic publication -- easily the best news magazine.

I'd argue the problem with journalism is not content creation but the audience who doesn't put any effort into finding news. I hear countless people complain how hard it is for them to find "quality news reporting." My response: NPR's  Morning Edition and All Things Considered. It's free, all you need is a radio or internet connection. More comprehensive daily news reporting than the nightly news ever produced, even under Cronkite. Supplement with: John Stewart, New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harpers, This American Life, Marketplace, and  Talk of the Nation.
 
2013-03-25 06:28:57 PM  
I found this site many years ago. No adds on the index pages. They list thousands of media outlets world wide by continent, area, country and city.
Hope it is usefull..
 
2013-03-25 06:49:14 PM  

Arkanaut: I thought Fark existed to feed squirrels.

//and to make fun of Duke.


///and support the divine killing of kittehs.
 
2013-03-25 09:02:33 PM  
Why Fark exists:


i.mol.im
 
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