Comments on: News never made money, and is unlikely to http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/08/15/news-never-made-money-and-is-unlikely-to/ Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:54:39 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: tmc http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/08/15/news-never-made-money-and-is-unlikely-to/#comment-14691 Tue, 20 Aug 2013 12:41:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1872#comment-14691 Freedom of the Press belongs to those that own one.

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By: tmc http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/08/15/news-never-made-money-and-is-unlikely-to/#comment-14690 Tue, 20 Aug 2013 12:39:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1872#comment-14690 @AZReb, I don’t think they lost site. I remember seeing several of the older anchors deriding their networks about the change in reporting. Ratings mean money. News changed because news didn’t make money. Tabloid news does. I don’t think NBC changed the martin 911 call to sound racist for any other reason than to get more ratings. It’s what they do. It’s pretty simple really.

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By: mediareset http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/08/15/news-never-made-money-and-is-unlikely-to/#comment-14688 Mon, 19 Aug 2013 17:14:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1872#comment-14688 “Most of today’s publishers and editors aren’t as solicitous of advertisers as late 19th century ones, but I doubt that backsliding would help newspaper bottom lines.”

“Native advertising” is getting a lot of buzz these days, and a lot of it — commercial messages dressed up to look like and appear among real news — is exactly that kind of backsliding.

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By: Colmery http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/08/15/news-never-made-money-and-is-unlikely-to/#comment-14686 Sun, 18 Aug 2013 15:19:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1872#comment-14686 Without mechanisms to reliably inform citizens democracy risks decay. Then nations will lose the capacity to sell constraint to their people and long term issues like population and climate change will rush up on us. If this is even half true surely the stability needed for prosperity will vanish. Maybe democracies need to invest in a branch of government that ensures the fidelity of the contest for power.

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By: dbuck http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/08/15/news-never-made-money-and-is-unlikely-to/#comment-14685 Sun, 18 Aug 2013 15:04:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1872#comment-14685 AZreb,
During the so-called golden age of mass-circulation newspapers, the 19th and early 20th century era of the Hearsts and the McCormicks, newspapers had “agendas and ideologies” that would put most most news outlets, newspapers or television channels, today to shame.

In any event, the two most successful and best newspapers in the United States at the moment, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, editorially are, respectively, unabashedly liberal and conservative.

There’s no brainwashing, however. The reader is free to ignore the editorials. Dan

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By: AZreb http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/08/15/news-never-made-money-and-is-unlikely-to/#comment-14684 Sun, 18 Aug 2013 13:05:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1872#comment-14684 Too bad the news outlets – almost ALL of them – have lost sight of the actual news and now have their own agendas and ideologies that are given to us daily. It is no longer “just the facts”; we now have slanted and tainted “news”. Brainwashing?

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By: RandyBennett http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/08/15/news-never-made-money-and-is-unlikely-to/#comment-14679 Sat, 17 Aug 2013 01:13:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1872#comment-14679 I agree that this is a story that gets told over and over again. When will pundits move on from explaining the demise of newspapers to focus on how local communities can continue to benefit from quality journalism. With all due respect, I don’t suspect its from ProPublica or the Texas Tribune, at least not at the community level. And as far as “the most enthusiastic creators of non-commercial news,” the Pulitzers (if you still respect them) beg to disagree awarding the stalwarts (NYT, Denver Post, Tampa Bay Times, etc.) with the highest honor for quality journalism.

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By: ptiffany http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/08/15/news-never-made-money-and-is-unlikely-to/#comment-14678 Fri, 16 Aug 2013 21:28:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1872#comment-14678 This all seems like old, if not ancient history. Are we to mourn the decline of newspapers? Why? Should we discuss bringing back the horse and buggy?

Are newspapers, like most mass media, losing their sponsors, the [apolitical] Plutocrats who owned most of the mass media including newspapers and radio for decades? Will these Members of the One Percenters Club lose their public voice? Not to worry, most of the articles regarding our economy represent the concerns of this Plutocracy very well. Isn’t our economy recovering well even though there are fewer of the Pee-Ons, the 99%, who hold jobs than six years ago during which time the population has grown, but the labor force declined? Who wants us to believe this nonsense? And, why?

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By: tomforemski http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/08/15/news-never-made-money-and-is-unlikely-to/#comment-14677 Fri, 16 Aug 2013 17:49:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1872#comment-14677 Online news and other media have become a loss leader for selling something else. If all you have is media you have losses. For example, Jeff Bezos at Amazon has a lot to sell.

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By: rikfre http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/08/15/news-never-made-money-and-is-unlikely-to/#comment-14676 Fri, 16 Aug 2013 17:28:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1872#comment-14676 Lear another language and watch news from other countries. they still have the knack.

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