Thursday, April 16, 2015

What Makes It Newsworthy

I really don't like the news much these days.
Not that I don't think knowing what is going on isn't important.
It is.

But most news outlet pick and choose what they think is newsworthy.
They disregard what they don't think is important.

Aaron Hernandez killed someone and got convicted.
It made the news because he used to play football for a "great" football team.
And more mention of him then who got killed.

Vaccines- for or against that is up to you.
However, they go on and on about how everyone needs them and they prevent whatever.
No mention that not too long ago several NHL players came down with the mumps after receiving the MMR booster.

A few weeks ago my daughter was telling me about a story a kid wrote for Journalism.
It had to do with one of the Down's Syndrome kids. He started doing a thing on Tuesday mornings before school selling tea and coffee. He was interviewed and asked what he planned to do with the money he made. And he answered that he was going to get internet at home. That part got edited out because they didn't think that sounded good.
Why?
Shouldn't young people be made to understand that there are poor people or that not everything is a given for everyone?
I thought that was an important thing they just left out.
That was newsworthy.




14 comments:

  1. Yes we are bombarded more than ever with "news"

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  2. Somebody once told me that news stood for north east west south.

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  3. The news is really depressing most times. How else to explain most of the nonsense I find funny?

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    1. Al, it is either pointless or depressing. Many times both. You have to make it funny or you'll hurt your head hitting it against the wall.

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  4. Yep, the news is so full of crap. Only showing what they want to show. "Get vaccinated with 50 shots, there is no side affect" pfffft "Idiot celebrity does idiotic thing, live at 11" Pffft

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  5. Pat, I don't know which is worse. The news or that so many people pay attention and believe the crap.

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  6. I just don't like that they go on and on about this or that in the news. Report it and be done with it. We don't need to hear the same coverage hour after hour after hour.

    betty

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    1. Betty, I think they like to see how long they can talk about something before people get tired of it. Seems to be about 2-3 weeks. It is tiring.

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  7. I am angry and sad at news, all the sensationalizing to draw in the people. It's like a I get it, they want to share info with you... like COP SHOOTS PERSON... is the title and when you hear the story that person was an actual threat. Or 10 year old kids getting hit and killed while going to the store, what is revealed later it was 2am in the morning.... why was this 10 year old outside that late... sorry I do get made, life is hard enough. Add in the sadness with puppy mills, soldiers being killed or famous people being a-holes.... arrgh. I am sorry I am really more fun, really.

    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

    There's no earthly way of knowing.
    Which direction we are going!

    HOLLYWOOD NUTS!
    Come Visit: You know you want to know if me or Hollywood... is Nuts?

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    1. Jeremy, they want clicks and ratings. God forbid, you bring up the fact that the kid was out that late because you're the bad guy. How did that happen?

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  8. No news is good news without Gary Gnus!

    That's about all I know of the news.

    I am fortunate enough to turn a blind eye on the world and I really don't care about what is happening with much of anything. Sounds selfish, I know but I have a hard enough time controlling my life let alone vesting in others.

    Bushman
    2015 A to Z Challenge Ambassador
    @jwb81074

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    1. Jeff, It is not selfish. Sometimes dealing with one's own little world is hard enough. And too much information that doesn't mean diddly is overwhelming.

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