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(Onion AV Club)   Why the brokenness of breaking news probably won't ever be fixed: when the competition for eyeballs is fierce, there's no time for accuracy   (avclub.com) divider line 16
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2013-04-25 08:17:14 AM
also, you can't fix plain ol' stupid.

sprott.physics.wisc.edu
 
2013-04-25 08:23:01 AM
Well, you could stop watching. That would help.

I can remember once in my life when it was important for me to have information quickly, and that was last Friday night.

And I missed the news because I was leaving the bar.
 
2013-04-25 08:47:59 AM
Ric Romero, is that you?
 
2013-04-25 08:48:05 AM

what_now: Well, you could stop watching. That would help.

I can remember once in my life when it was important for me to have information quickly, and that was last Friday night.

And I missed the news because I was leaving the bar.


B-b-b-but how will I know what might be happening to strangers hundreds or thousands of miles away from me???
 
2013-04-25 08:48:26 AM
www.jboitnott.com
 
2013-04-25 08:56:34 AM
What I'd like to see is an agreement by the major online media outlets to keep a revision history of each article linked at the bottom of that article.    For stories that are published and the pulled completely, there would need to be an archive.   Otherwise, it is unacceptable that these online outlets can simply keep refreshing the story until whatever is accepted as truth comes into focus.
 
2013-04-25 09:01:42 AM
Like gambling, the only way to win is not to play.

Just ignore the up-to-the-minute coverage.
 
2013-04-25 09:04:42 AM

Harmania: Ric Romero, is that you?


Actually, not nearly enough people seem to realize this. They get outraged over a later-corrected "fact" and just repeat that same pattern during the same disaster, and at later ones. Over and over and over.
Try to train them to either completely ignore all coverage for 48 hours (nearly impossible), or just remind them that in that time frame, nearly all "news" will be corrected or just ignored. Watch, but file it away for awhile.

DrBrownCow: What I'd like to see is an agreement by the major online media outlets to keep a revision history of each article linked at the bottom of that article.    For stories that are published and the pulled completely, there would need to be an archive.   Otherwise, it is unacceptable that these online outlets can simply keep refreshing the story until whatever is accepted as truth comes into focus.


That... is an oddly good idea. Strange, I thought I was on fark.com this morning :P
 
2013-04-25 09:09:35 AM
this is why BBC, NHK + al Jazeera rock.  Ok, PBS News hour sometimes and the NBR

btw, just found the NHK app

my life is so weak, my answer to social media - why?
 
2013-04-25 09:21:53 AM
And us Kanuckdians had the CBC telling us "we have new information but we're not going to tell you until we've verified it. Stay tuned..."
 
2013-04-25 09:26:01 AM
And also: when only 10% of the people care if it's accurate or not, bypass those to sell to the 90% who are oblivious.
 
2013-04-25 09:34:21 AM
The same people biatching about inaccuracy in cable news reporting are saying Twitter is a better alternative. Wat?
 
2013-04-25 10:27:47 AM
www.wired.com
/hot

Twenty minutes into the future indeed...


http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/07/pl_brown_tvjournalism/
 
2013-04-25 11:17:10 AM

what_now: Well, you could stop watching. That would help.


This.

I decided a few years ago to avoid news. l feel better and think clearer, and don't waste my valuable time listening to clueless people blather on about subjects they know next to nothing about.
 
2013-04-25 12:01:54 PM
...and, as long as those eyeballs are settling for tabloid-level drama, the breaking news wars will never end.
 
2013-04-25 02:23:11 PM

wambu: Like gambling, the only way to win is not to play.

Just ignore the up-to-the-minute coverage.


This.  To me, anything less than three days old is entertainment, not news.
 
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