Friday Sep 22, 2023

In which Can you Acquire Your News?

Yesterday, someone at the Online Think Tank had asked me the reason I am up on all the newest news – he asked; “where do you obtain your news anyway?” What he was really asking is if I got most of my news online, from the newspaper, radio or TV? Interestingly enough, I get my news from all those sources. Online, I take several RSS feeds, ezines and surf the online news. You see, as a massive “news intake junky” myself, I will claim that both online and offline news are important.

Where do you obtain your news? Where do we tend to have most of our news? Yes, that is an excellent question, and some say news is like politics and all news is local, meaning that you need to learn the area newspaper, watch the area TV, pay attention to the area radio and head to localized online portal venues. Great news for local media at a time when a lot of the advertising dollar is moving towards online venues.

But how people manage to get thier news is really hard to say. For many like me it is a combination of sources. Maybe, but without proper research, it is just all talk. In reality, I read an interesting blog yesterday that addressed this matter and cited several surveys that contradicted each other, done needless to say by the media of every different venue, convenient indeed. It seems in my experience this gentleman’s blog makes a good point in he shows these “news polls” for what they are. What is that famous saying; liars figure and figures lie, often enough is the real truth.

In B2B Magazine which really is a print magazine touting the greatness of Online Marketing, which will be funny by itself, it showed a study that radio, TV and newspapers were making a slight come in advertising, needless to say that’s only because those media outlets work best for elections and there are big bucks being spent. Thus, they need to maintain the image that people are viewing, thus more studies, “done by them” to market themselves. Still, I discovered it ironic that B2B Magazine agreed with the stats.

Obviously, in regards right down to it, most politicians are becoming a larger percentage of these contributions online so there’s plenty of push for valuable content, locally, regionally and even nationally and global. I discovered your comments spot on, and this is a deep question, that I too would really like answered with empirical data, real research, unbiased. Indeed, I enjoyed this gentleman’s blog in regards to the media and how people manage to get thier news, it surely got me thinking, and I hope I passed this on to you.

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