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Author Topic: The Demise of Traditional Media  (Read 14887 times)

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Re: The Demise of Traditional Media
« Reply #120 on: November 08, 2011, 07:56:31 AM »

So apparently as the phone "hacking" scandal started heating up last year, News of the World hired an ex-cop to surveil the victims' lawyers and their families.  (BBC)
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Re: The Demise of Traditional Media
« Reply #121 on: November 08, 2011, 08:03:48 AM »

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"While surveillance is not illegal, it was clearly deeply inappropriate in these circumstances. This action was not condoned by any current executive at the company."

I would like to hear the name of the executive who did condone it and the exact amount of his severance package, then.
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Re: The Demise of Traditional Media
« Reply #122 on: November 23, 2011, 09:38:30 AM »

So apparently James Murdoch resigned from the News Group Newspapers board some two months ago and we're just now hearing about it.
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Re: The Demise of Traditional Media
« Reply #123 on: November 23, 2011, 10:42:01 AM »

Amazing what information you can keep from the public if you control the media.
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Re: The Demise of Traditional Media
« Reply #125 on: November 27, 2011, 02:27:19 PM »

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“I would often find myself — I was 21 — at midnight running down a dark street on my own with ten big men chasing me and the fact that they had cameras in their hands meant that that was legal, but if you take away the cameras, what have you got? You’ve got a pack of men chasing a woman and obviously that’s a very intimidating situation to be in.”

I have no love in my heart for paparazzis of course, but dang, putting it this way... They're even more ignoble than I thought possible.
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Re: The Demise of Traditional Media
« Reply #126 on: December 14, 2011, 11:28:35 AM »

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Re: The Demise of Traditional Media
« Reply #127 on: December 14, 2011, 11:42:17 AM »

Oh man it just keeps averaging higher and higher and-

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Re: The Demise of Traditional Media
« Reply #128 on: December 14, 2011, 11:47:36 AM »

I wonder what the trend has been from 2007-11.
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Re: The Demise of Traditional Media
« Reply #129 on: December 15, 2011, 12:34:35 AM »

On that chart, it would be very different visually from numerically.
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Re: The Demise of Traditional Media
« Reply #130 on: December 15, 2011, 03:40:45 PM »

From the 2012 thread:

Hannity: Would a Ron Paul Win in Iowa Hand the Election to Obama?

I think this is a big part of why people like Ron Paul.



Hannity said Paul was in second at 21%, but the graphic said 23%. I'm starting to wonder whether their graphic designers are incompetent, or whether they're doing it intentionally as a prank.
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Re: The Demise of Traditional Media
« Reply #131 on: January 13, 2012, 09:23:15 AM »

Quote from: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/new-york-times-public-editor-on-truth-6638107
Newspapers today are run by terrified beancounters. The industry is dying. They know it. They are casting about for any strategy to delay the inevitable and, personally, they are casting about for any parachute they can find. The beancounters owe their primary allegiance to "the company," and not to the reporter in the field. The beancounter editors and sub-editors at many — if not most — major newspapers and broadcast outlets would sell their grandmothers to the Somali pirates for a bigger office and two steps further up the masthead, which will get them closer to where the parachutes are kept. Most newspapers — most especially, the New York Times — have forced upon their reporters what are called "ethics codes," but which, in reality, are speech codes written to prevent the beancounters and careerists from having to answer angry phone calls from wingnuts. I am not kidding — under some of these abominations, a reporter literally could be disciplined for spouting off about, say, Willard Romney in a bar, if someone heard the reporter, and called the beancounter to complain. The campaign buses are filled now with young reporters who know full well that, given sufficient pressure from either inside or outside "the company,"  their bosses do not have their backs.
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Re: The Demise of Traditional Media
« Reply #132 on: February 26, 2012, 08:08:03 PM »

http://www.alternet.org/sex/154196/10_things_the_american_media_really_need_to_learn_about_sex/?page=entire

I dunno if we've got a Journalism topic or not, but this seemed like a better place than Guild Hall.
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Re: The Demise of Traditional Media
« Reply #133 on: February 29, 2012, 08:48:45 AM »

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Re: The Demise of Traditional Media
« Reply #134 on: March 13, 2012, 06:26:44 AM »

Rebekah Brooks and several others arrested in ongoing News International phone hacking busts

They're being charged with obstruction of justice. Wonder if this is a move to see if anyone will turn State's King's Queen's Evidence. 
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Re: The Demise of Traditional Media
« Reply #135 on: March 17, 2012, 09:05:39 AM »

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Re: The Demise of Traditional Media
« Reply #136 on: March 17, 2012, 10:21:13 AM »

I dunno, they're still online and I don't think the death of print editions of reference materials is really a big loss. This actually makes sense and is practical.
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Re: The Demise of Traditional Media
« Reply #137 on: May 25, 2012, 07:00:33 AM »

Hey, MSM.  Is there anything you can do that will encapsulate absolutely everything I hate about you?

Oh.  Your top story is about a child abduction from 33 years ago.  That'll do nicely.

I'm not saying that it ISN'T news that somebody's come forward and confessed.  I AM saying that maybe you could stick it somewhere in the middle of the news and not make it your TOP story until you can verify that, you know, it actually happened.

Remember a couple of years ago when that guy confessed to the Jon-Benet Ramsey murder and you fell all over yourselves?  I mean, I'll grant that it was nice seeing you all acting sheepish and apologetic for convicting her parents without a trial, but then it turned out he was just making the whole thing up and you went back to blaming her parents.

(I mean yeah don't get me wrong of course it was probably her parents, but there's a difference between saying that's where the evidence points and having a YEARS-LONG MEDIA CIRCUS over it.)

If it turns out he's telling the truth, then hopefully that'll mean the family finally gets some closure.  But if he's just a nut like the Jon-Benet guy was, then all you're doing is bringing the trauma back up, complete with lurid headlines, for nothing.

...well, at least today the top story is SPACE, MOTHERFUCKERS.  Now THAT I can get behind.
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Re: The Demise of Traditional Media
« Reply #138 on: September 18, 2012, 11:27:48 AM »

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Re: The Demise of Traditional Media
« Reply #139 on: July 12, 2013, 06:11:13 PM »

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Oliver and Colbert are back on Monday, right?
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