Comments on: The cable news audience has peaked http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/05/24/the-cable-news-audience-has-peaked/ Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:54:39 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: LoraineAntrim http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/05/24/the-cable-news-audience-has-peaked/#comment-1885 Wed, 30 May 2012 11:43:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=903#comment-1885 Cable news and news in general is communicating on an outdated paradigm. That paradigm made CNN viable when the idea of live coverage captivated an audience. Unless there is a super hot news story, that paradigm is old news. Audience expectations are changing. In a world where we measure news in nanoseconds, cable as well as other news networks have to evolve and keep pace with technology or follow the path of dinosaurs. Loraine Antrim, http://twitter.com/#!/loraineantrim

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By: Frwip http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/05/24/the-cable-news-audience-has-peaked/#comment-1875 Mon, 28 May 2012 22:22:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=903#comment-1875 Good!

More people are coming to the realization that TV is a very inefficient medium for information delivery, that it takes you 10 or 20 minutes watching TV to receive the same amount of information you would get in 3 or 4 minutes of reading a good press review somewhere on the Series of Tubes or the home page of BBC, the New York Times, Reuters, Bloomberg or pick you own. Heck! Even the Washington Post, that moistened corpse of a newspaper, is superior to all cable news taken together.

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By: diluded0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/05/24/the-cable-news-audience-has-peaked/#comment-1781 Fri, 25 May 2012 20:10:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=903#comment-1781 I wonder if the flattening of the viewer trendline played into Warren Buffet’s decision to buy newspapers? Anyway, I fall into the category of ‘pays for the news channels, but doesn’t watch them’. Every time I turn one on, it is guys in suits yelling at each other. I’ll watch some Al Jezera every so often, and like the translated Nigerian news, but I mostly get my news from Reuters website.

I’ll go to the web version of CNN and Fox, mostly to see what ideas they are putting into people’s heads. The comments section on those two sites are appalling.

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By: bixbysbigsur http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/05/24/the-cable-news-audience-has-peaked/#comment-1780 Fri, 25 May 2012 18:22:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=903#comment-1780 I haven’t had TV where I live for the last 10 years. When I need to know the news right now, I turn to the internet and get the best coverage from Reuters, BBC, etc. The talking heads on TV are, at best, bland, and usually insufferable, especially when you haven’t been around them for a while.

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By: ALLSOLUTIONS http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/05/24/the-cable-news-audience-has-peaked/#comment-1779 Fri, 25 May 2012 17:13:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=903#comment-1779 It has always been tabloid trash instead of serious news.

But then who watches serious news. The losers(average man) does not have the character to be concerned about serious matters beyond whining, crying and ranting.

Censorship is evil.

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By: IntoTheTardis http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/05/24/the-cable-news-audience-has-peaked/#comment-1777 Fri, 25 May 2012 16:59:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=903#comment-1777 I’m an American male (despite my online handle) and look where I am at this very moment. On Reuters! Last I heard it was a British news outlet. I also get my news online from BBC, The Guardian, Deutsche Welle, and to a lesser extent from other online European newspapers (especially Greek at the moment). I’ve even started reading some Chinese, Indian, and Israeli news sources. Why? Because I’m convinced that I’m not getting objective news from the major American sources. It’s biased, twisted, censored or filled with inane junk. There have been many times where I’ve come across an absolutely fascinating bit of news about my own country from a foreign source that one would think would get wide play in the USA, only to find it completely ignored. This had made me very suspicious and cynical about the agendas of the American news conglomerates. I truly believe that they want us to be ignorant and misinformed about important matters. And they want us to meekly accept the pablum that America is the best country in the world, with the best people, the best opportunities for success, the best of everything. That way we won’t be demanding any fundamental changes. And enough of this American Exceptionalism rubbish. Exceptional at what precisely? Anything one names can be found to be done better elsewhere. Except military might. Which may be why we are always so eager to use it indiscriminately.

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By: charper51 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/05/24/the-cable-news-audience-has-peaked/#comment-1772 Fri, 25 May 2012 13:47:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=903#comment-1772 I worked in TV for a long time at ABC. I teach multimedia journalism. I stopped my cable subscription five years ago. Guess that makes me an early retro adopter.

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By: PTange http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/05/24/the-cable-news-audience-has-peaked/#comment-1762 Fri, 25 May 2012 09:50:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=903#comment-1762 They are all tabloid garbage. CNN, Fox and the others have squandered what potential they had in their rush to ape the National Enquirer. I now simply create my own online news feeds without the idiocy and spoon feeding. The other component is the idiotic cost of pay TV. Contrary to popular belief, folks are still hurting from the 2008 financial meltdown. If you think folks will continue to pay $75 a month and more for shopping channels, duplicate channels, church channels and other nonsense, you’re breathing crack pipe fumes.

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By: KyuuAL http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/05/24/the-cable-news-audience-has-peaked/#comment-1750 Fri, 25 May 2012 07:39:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=903#comment-1750 American Corporate News Networks.

I do not watch any of these, because the Internet provides better and more honest news than any of these corporate hacks.

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By: Lord_Foxdrake http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/05/24/the-cable-news-audience-has-peaked/#comment-1749 Fri, 25 May 2012 05:25:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=903#comment-1749 36 year-old, white, educated suburban male here.

I won’t watch Fox News because it’s garbage and lies.

I won’t watch CNN because it’s dull and superficial. Pierce Morgan had Slash on and I threw up a bit in my throat at the promo.

However, I really won’t watch Current or MSNBC because they’re “preaching to the choir.” Though when I want a little info or weather I’ll tune there for a few minutes until Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski make me nauseous.

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