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2013-06-24 09:49:22 AM
Well duh!

;)
 
2013-06-24 09:52:07 AM
"news is a product"

partially-hyperbolized  processed news-like substitute
 
2013-06-24 09:53:32 AM
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2013-06-24 09:54:42 AM
i'm shocked. next you will tell me some "reporters" give special treatment to their "sources" and "report" without attribution. often using paraphrasing that might distort the story.
 
2013-06-24 09:57:37 AM

Curious: i'm shocked. next you will tell me some "reporters" give special treatment to their "sources" and "report" without attribution. often using paraphrasing that might distort the story.


Sources say farker Curious is a brony. An anonymous speaker who declined for reasons implied Curious has been seen with Shutterfly and Pinkie Pie figurines, and has used words like, "friendship" and "tolerance" in the past.
 
2013-06-24 10:12:36 AM
Of course news media is a product. It's not a commodity, and it's not a public service (not in the US, at least.)

The particular ecomics of the whole damn thing are in the midst if massive disruption, but I still don't see that basic fact changing anytime soon.
 
2013-06-24 10:21:00 AM

Polyhazard: Of course news media is a product. It's not a commodity, and it's not a public service (not in the US, at least.)

The particular ecomics of the whole damn thing are in the midst if massive disruption, but I still don't see that basic fact changing anytime soon.


The delivery mechanism and portions of the monetization process is in disruption, the product itself is not.
 
2013-06-24 10:22:47 AM

verbaltoxin: and has used words like, "friendship" and "tolerance" in the past.


it was a long time ago.
 
2013-06-24 10:56:31 AM

Karma Chameleon: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x543]


Not sure that completely works, according to that definition reporting that some starlet has gained weight or pictures of their cellulite and that sort of thing is "journalism".
 
2013-06-24 10:56:37 AM
they are only loyal as long as he/ she has more documents to keep feeding them.
 
2013-06-24 11:24:57 AM
Obvious tag under interrogation?
 
2013-06-24 11:32:49 AM
If more journalists would stop getting personally involved with their sources, stories and issues - stop making the news instead of just reporting it - we'd be much better off.

/off my lawn
 
2013-06-24 11:41:15 AM
Is this an adult incontinence thread?
 
2013-06-24 11:55:01 AM

xria: Karma Chameleon: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x543]

Not sure that completely works, according to that definition reporting that some starlet has gained weight or pictures of their cellulite and that sort of thing is "journalism".


The implication is that "someone else" is a person or institution with political/economic power, and the "what" being printed is relevant to that power.  Celebrities are amazingly useful as chaff, though.
 
2013-06-24 12:15:56 PM
Actually, no. Audiences are a product. News is just a way to pull them in. Advertisers pay news companies, not us. We don't buy our news. We're sold as marketing sponges, and news is just used to pull us in. From a purely business perspective, it's no different than any other advertisement-based entertainment.
 
2013-06-24 12:16:34 PM

verbaltoxin: Curious: i'm shocked. next you will tell me some "reporters" give special treatment to their "sources" and "report" without attribution. often using paraphrasing that might distort the story.

Sources say farker Curious is a brony. An anonymous speaker who declined for reasons implied Curious has been seen with Shutterfly and Pinkie Pie figurines, and has used words like, "friendship" and "tolerance" in the past.


FLUTTERSHY, goddammit!
 
2013-06-24 12:25:19 PM

hinten: Polyhazard: Of course news media is a product. It's not a commodity, and it's not a public service (not in the US, at least.)

The particular ecomics of the whole damn thing are in the midst if massive disruption, but I still don't see that basic fact changing anytime soon.

The delivery mechanism and portions of the monetization process is in disruption, the product itself is not.


That's why I said "the economics" are being disrupted.
 
2013-06-24 01:10:56 PM
That's why I repeated what you were saying with my personal addition.
 
2013-06-24 01:13:56 PM

Curious: verbaltoxin: and has used words like, "friendship" and "tolerance" in the past.

it was a long time ago.


We never forget, especially when it's convenient to bring up. Can you say, SCANDAL??
 
2013-06-24 01:24:00 PM
Our media loves leaks but has no loyalty to the leaker. In other news: news intelligance is a product.

Imagine the NSA privatized, since Google, Facebook as a few others probably have more intelligence and would be happy to sell it at a little more than cost plus research and development, just like Big Pharma.

But as soon as the privatization occurs, New York Time's Ask.com becomes a major contractor. as does LinkedIn, and then Talon, CNS, Breitbart Breitbark.

Journalists will be told, go out and get the story database, but if you get caught, the Times (or Post or whatever) will disavow even knowing you.
 
2013-06-25 07:00:18 AM

Bloody William: verbaltoxin: Curious: i'm shocked. next you will tell me some "reporters" give special treatment to their "sources" and "report" without attribution. often using paraphrasing that might distort the story.

Sources say farker Curious is a brony. An anonymous speaker who declined for reasons implied Curious has been seen with Shutterfly and Pinkie Pie figurines, and has used words like, "friendship" and "tolerance" in the past.

FLUTTERSHY, goddammit!


Rainbowdash am best.
 
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