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    Re: How does the news get reported in your country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Old_Grey_Wolf View Post
    So, how does the news get reported in your country?
    In my country, it's mostly copy/paste "journalism" lagging a few days behind AP, Guardian, NYT, Reuters etc. Except if there's immediate news, like MH17 the other day, then they c/p it within an hour . Reporter quality is going severely south, and everyone seems to focus on the quantity of news. Anyways, news is not even news anymore, that's why I read only one local weekly magazine which offers some true critical articles and exposés, and that's about it. But in the www days, I use mostly Guardian for the news, as i speak english and they're ahead of schedule compared to my local media.

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    Re: How does the news get reported in your country?

    Quote Originally Posted by holden87 View Post
    ...AP, Guardian, NYT, Reuters etc...
    It's very expensive to maintain an international staff of reporters and stringers so your organization can quickly report the news, as it happens where it happens. That's why those organzization, plus the BBC, AFP, and a very few others, are the only institutions who do it.

    Wire services like AP and UPI, the UK's Press Association, and Reuters, were created to sell news to subscribing newspapers in the hinterlands. The typical Boondock Bugler has never been able to afford a few hundred reporters scattered around the country, much less the globe, waiting for something to happen.

    ...news is not even news anymore,
    Well, news keeps happening. Most anything that calls itself a "news" broadcast these days is lying, though. They wouldn't make a profit if they actually presented real news. So, they don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buzzingrobot View Post
    It's very expensive to maintain an international staff of reporters and stringers so your organization can quickly report the news, as it happens where it happens. That's why those organzization, plus the BBC, AFP, and a very few others, are the only institutions who do it.

    Wire services like AP and UPI, the UK's Press Association, and Reuters, were created to sell news to subscribing newspapers in the hinterlands. The typical Boondock Bugler has never been able to afford a few hundred reporters scattered around the country, much less the globe, waiting for something to happen.



    Well, news keeps happening. Most anything that calls itself a "news" broadcast these days is lying, though. They wouldn't make a profit if they actually presented real news. So, they don't.
    Mostly agreed. Only thing is, when i'm talking foreign news, there used to be good correspondents in different 'place-to-be' countries, giving precious insight. Now, seemingly cutting costs, they're basically copy/pasting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by holden87 View Post
    Mostly agreed. Only thing is, when i'm talking foreign news, there used to be good correspondents in different 'place-to-be' countries, giving precious insight. Now, seemingly cutting costs, they're basically copy/pasting.
    There are certainly fewer. U.S. TV news will often show a correspondent doing a standup overseas while reading a script prepared from secondary sources in the U.S.

    The key, at least for U.S. networks, is that the networks originally did not expect their news divisions to make money. That allowed some journalistic integrity. Some years ago, after cable began taking their audience, all the commercial networks demanded the news divisions turn a profit. That's when TV news became talk radio with pictures.

    also, frankly, few people are interested in or know good news reporting when they see it and fewer are willing to pay for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buzzingrobot View Post
    It's very expensive to maintain an international staff of reporters and stringers so your organization can quickly report the news, as it happens where it happens...
    I think you have a valid point. Even my local news is a cut&paste from the organization that can afford to maintain the staff.
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    Re: How does the news get reported in your country?

    As you India is a multi party democracy. The national news channel (owned by the government) reports in favor of the ruling party which may change every 5 years.

    Similarly, all regional parties have at least one channel which works tirelessly 24/7 to report in their favor.

    There are a few channels which tries to report the news honestly.

    New news channels are being launched at a ridiculous rate and the sad part is nobody watches the small ones.
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