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(KSPR Springfield)   Online news organizations have now created 5,000 new jobs, none of which were for fact checkers   (kspr.com) divider line 12
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2014-03-28 08:52:11 AM
Why check facts when you know The Truth™?
 
2014-03-28 08:55:09 AM
Unpaid internships are not jobs.
 
2014-03-28 09:00:52 AM
Money talks, bullshiat reports.
 
2014-03-28 09:02:21 AM
At the risk of stating the obvious, the first news source that actually DID get some real fact-checking going on, would likely win at the game we call "the news".
As it stands right now, the game is being played by people hell bent on being first, even if it's eroneous.  Imagine being the news outlet that broke that FACTS first, and not just spewing the first damn thing they hear.
 
2014-03-28 09:07:09 AM
Or proofreaders.
 
2014-03-28 09:28:00 AM
Its funny because it is true.
 
2014-03-28 09:34:40 AM
4999 jobs for life insurance sales.
1 job for 4999 people who don't want to sell life insurance.
 
2014-03-28 11:03:39 AM

durbnpoisn: Imagine being the news outlet that broke that FACTS first, and not just spewing the first damn thing they hear.


It's called being bankrupt.

You get eyeballs for being wrong first and loudly. Advertisers don't care about truth, they care about traffic. Look at Fox, for God's sake. Massively profitable despite their entire business model being built on lies. CNN is built on being first to be wrong and aggressively promoting themselves. They're also doing well. MSNBC is generally pretty rigorous about their fact checking, though they don't do much hard news. They're a distant third. Al Jazeera, the most serious outlet doing real, hard news with strong journalistic standards, isn't anywhere close to the big three cable news channels.

Sensationalism sells. Flashy lights sell. Journalistic rigor does not sell.
 
2014-03-28 01:49:57 PM
Blogger isn't a job.
 
2014-03-28 02:02:24 PM

durbnpoisn: At the risk of stating the obvious, the first news source that actually DID get some real fact-checking going on, would likely win at the game we call "the news".
As it stands right now, the game is being played by people hell bent on being first, even if it's eroneous.  Imagine being the news outlet that broke that FACTS first, and not just spewing the first damn thing they hear.


Doubtful. Fact checking takes too long. By the time they fully vetted a story, the story would have already been posted, re-posted on the opinion sites, argued, aggrigated, tweeted, flame wared, and been forgotten by the general public.
 
2014-03-28 04:21:24 PM
Skills must include:
us.123rf.com
 
2014-03-29 04:32:31 AM
It's all about perspective.  Created 5,000 jobs verse destroyed 500,000.  Either way.
 
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