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    I need your guys' help. I am currently writing an 5+ page essay that requires me to interview people about the mediums they use to obtain news. Please answer these questioons:

    1. What source do you use to get the news? why did you choose this source? (i.e TV, online, radio, news paper, etc.)
    2. IS the source you chose a reliable source of news? Why?
    3. Do you take into account that the news may be biased?
    4. How do you feel about the news media over all? (Are they reliable? Are they moral? are they professional? etc.)


    Any other comments about the news media would be greatley appreciaited. It might give me some more ideas.
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    1. What source do you use to get the news? why did you choose this source? (i.e TV, online, radio, news paper, etc.)

    Online, the Drudge report; It gives me, news from all over. TV,BBC World News; I like that they just report. No slant to the left or right. I feel that they call it down the middle. Newspaper, Daily News(NYC); It's New York's hometown paper.

    2. IS the source you chose a reliable source of news? Why?

    I choose the BBC and the Drudge report, because of no slant.

    3. Do you take into account that the news may be biased?

    The Daily News leans to the left, so I know to take their reporting with a grain of salt.

    4. How do you feel about the news media over all? (Are they reliable? Are they moral? are they professional? etc.)

    I like watching the BBC. Networks,like CNN and Fox piss me off.

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    Has ST become the latest source for mass surveys??? O_o

    I know you so I'll answer.

    1. Newspaper and Internet. Availability and lack of time constraints (I can read them anytime I want)
    2. Sometimes. Every once in a while one will contradict the other, but usually both can be pretty reliable.
    3. Yes. I try to find it myself sometimes. Its easier to do on the internet since most websites are pretty open about their political loyalties. A bit harder in the newspaper (New York Times and New York Daily News)
    4. I think its annoying when the fearmongering is so blatantly obvious.


    I cannot stand celebrity news, the thought of reporters and photographers hounding celebrities when there are far more important things going on in the world sickens me. I have as much respect for the KKK as I do for the Paparazzi.

    Outfoxed is a great movie.

    Maybe I'll think of something else later.


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    The internet.
    The Daily Show/Colbert Report

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    Indeed, it is easy to cross-reference news on the internet, though misreported news from a single source can still be wrong. [as it is in other accepted news sources]
    Lulz daily show.

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    All news is biased, one simply has to sift through that bias to find what your looking for.

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    The news media in general is... not reliable, immoral, and unprofessional.

    I agree with the above poster though that the BBC is a dramatic exception.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishman View Post
    I agree with the above poster though that the BBC is a dramatic exception.
    Maybe its because they're not American. Probably a certain ingrained apathy towards our affairs. Meh, who knows...


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    Nah, more likely because of seperation of GREED and LEGAL BUISNESS PRACTICES.

    Lobying?

    Oh my oh my, HIGHLY illegal in nearly every single European country.

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    1. Newspaper, Internet, and TV News. (The latter is just in the morning, and the objective usually is just to have the TV on to make some noise. However, I pay attention once in a while.)
    2. Newspaper and TV not so much, the Internet is not perfect either but, is the best choice amongst those three, in my opinion.
    3. The writer makes the story, not vice-versa. It is bound to be biased; you have to take the info with a grain of salt.
    4. I'm not planning to do research any time soon to get the actual details; so, I cannot complain much. I cannot deny I find media to be vexing at times.

    I agree on the BBC being a good source for news.


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    I can't really watch TV news. All it consists of is the latest shooting or murder in the area. Who's going to prison and who's coming out. Fuck it.


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    1. What source do you use to get the news? why did you choose this source? (i.e TV, online, radio, news paper, etc.)
    Primarily internet (google news), then NPR, then CNN. Sources chosen for convenient usage of time. I can read articles as my computer loads up, watch CNN while I eat meals, listen to NPR as I drive.
    2. IS the source you chose a reliable source of news? Why?
    Google News- yes. Provides a diversity of sources and views on situations/issues.
    NPR- very factually reliable. More focused on accuracy and results rather than conveying viewpoints.
    CNN- semi-reliable. It is the most regulated form of news, the most popular news station, yada yada yada. Govt controls it the most as a result. And occasionally people speculate way too much.

    3. Do you take into account that the news may be biased?

    Yeah. Hopefully the multiplicity effect tones it down a bit.

    4. How do you feel about the news media over all? (Are they reliable? Are they moral? are they professional? etc.)

    Don't know, don't really care. Televised media is the least reliable since it is most prone to sensationalism. And also the most regulated. Print media is fairly regulated as well, but it tends to get to the facts faster. For the most part, the order of reliability goes in this order for me (from most to least reliable): articles and NPR (not general radio), television, radio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p00 View Post
    1. What source do you use to get the news? why did you choose this source? (i.e TV, online, radio, news paper, etc.)
    First in the morning the newspaper (I have to read sth. to get my brain started), later the news pages (it's www.spiegel.de here), in the evening the news (I watch four or five TV news every day, just to get informed about different perspectives, too)
    2. IS the source you chose a reliable source of news? Why?
    Should be. But what are your categories about reliability? There should be a definition or a negative example. I guess FOX News, tabloid or gossip papers would be one.
    3. Do you take into account that the news may be biased?
    Every news is biased. It's the audience job to filter or reflect information (but most don't do).
    4. How do you feel about the news media over all? (Are they reliable? Are they moral? are they professional? etc.)
    Well, it's seems that the media gets worse and worse every day. But there's no scientific verification. The media sure controls a lot about hypes and agenda-setting that have too much influence on our daily life and minds. Those issues the media presents are often mediocre from my point of view (like celebrity shit and stuff) in antagonism to really important information.
    Any other comments about the news media would be greatley appreciaited. It might give me some more ideas.
    I wonder how information development will look like in five or ten years, and how the internet will move on. How will we receive information in the next years? And is there some counterculture developing against media giants like Rupert Murdoch from the grass roots of the early 21th century internet?
    Myself likes information succinct, without the influence of a biased comment...but that's barely possible. The best news are the short ones from reuters or other news agencies.

 

 
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