Need HELP! nothing major but, it would be greatly appreciated if i could get your opinion on something.

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    Jun 24, 2012 5:25 AM GMT
    Hey, I'm majoring in Broadcast Journalism and as a part of that the students must present a pitch idea for a news show. To make this short, if you watch the news or any entertainment news channels what are some of the pros and cons of those networks? And if you could change something about them what would they be? I hope I wrote this well enough so you could understand what it is that I am asking.

    Feedback would greatly be appreciated.

    Thank you,

    Nicholas Smith

  • Jun 24, 2012 8:50 PM GMT
    that small independent channel can be more accessible and should produce more quality shows and programs and that the general public should be more educated and made aware of the currents issues and try to have classy taste.

    if you think about it...although there are plenty of channels out there to choose from, there is still a monopoly going: print and broadcast. these channels are controlled by the big media conglomerates.

    sometimes i feel like these media outlets are just presenting news based on their station's mission statement and not for the benefit of the people. Look at fox or cnn for example. Idk, I prefer listening to NPR or BBC or Aljeezara...

    government should have some grants, if its not already offered for smaller and struggling stations...just like a scholarship, qualifications must be stringent.

    sorry for the fragments...but hope these help
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    Jun 24, 2012 10:29 PM GMT
    I get my daily news...up to the minute.... from the internet.

    I think the news shows on TV should be more like The Daily Show....not in the comedic aspect....but go back, find the politician's former statements and put them all together to show consistency or inconsistency. I dont get that on the internet.

    I hope that is what you wanted.
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    Jun 24, 2012 10:33 PM GMT
    Great question. I have some opinions on this... i will circle back later.
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    Jun 24, 2012 11:20 PM GMT
    I would like unbiased reporting. It's like impossible these days. Everyone has an agenda. I would like international news, like I read in the Economist, not US-centric stories about missing children.
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    Jun 25, 2012 1:48 AM GMT
    I think back to the days of Eric Sevareid and Walter Cronkite. Those were newsmen. No fluff. Just straightforward reporting without all the sensationalism for the sake of ratings.