I am happy to share this corporate news (hope you find it entertaining too).
But, seriously all the corporate controlled media outlets could go out of business and free media.
Now that is worth a smile isn’t it?
NBC Is In Such Rough Shape, It Could Just Stop Broadcasting
This is my perspective:
Over the last few decades the credibility of TV news in general has declined.
A few reasons why:
The emergence of technologies, Internet, and alternative media has certainly provided individuals affordable tools to globally report and share their information and experiences in engaging stories and reports.
*Media mergers continue and there is more of an emphasis on corporate profits and corporate interests (with cut back on reporters, writers, videographers, and technicians).
*Some cable news channels are slanting news toward the preferred views of their audience, or “spinning” the news to fit a acceptable view, or “parroting” officials and authorities rather than a pure investigative finding that may contradict views and officials.
*TV news is no longer seen as public interest with investigative journalism leading the way, as it once was. It is now a entertaining endeavor driven by ratings for enticing eyeballs.
*The emphasis shifted from substance, to favor “actors” over competent journalists with investigative and research skills and the ethical conviction to inform and improve the common welfare of society.
Sexy actors reading scripted lines
Sensational violence and tabloid popstar reports
I’d been in Hollywood and I got a call from my manager who said, “an opportunity has come through the door and I think this is perfect for you. You love hosting, you’ve always wanted to do the news and this maybe your opportunity.” And I said I’m going to take a chance.