In which Can you Acquire Your News?
Yesterday, someone at the Online Think Tank had asked me how come I’m on all the newest news – he asked; “where do you receive your news anyway?” What he was asking is if I got nearly all of my news online, from the newspaper, radio or TV? Interestingly enough, I get my news from those sources. Online, I take several RSS feeds, ezines and surf the online news. You see, as a huge “news intake junky” myself, I will say that both online and offline news are important.
Where do you receive your news? Where do we tend to have nearly all of our news? Yes, this really is a very good question, and some say news is like politics and all news is local stiri transilvania, meaning that you might want to see the local newspaper, watch the local TV, tune in to the local radio and visit localized online portal venues. Great news for local media at any given time when much of the advertising dollar is moving towards online venues.
But how people get their news is truly hard to say. For most like me it’s a variety of sources. Maybe, but without proper research, it is simply all talk. Actually, I read an interesting blog yesterday that addressed this dilemma and cited a couple of surveys that contradicted each other, done needless to say by the media of each different venue, convenient indeed. It appears if you ask me that gentleman’s blog makes a great point in he shows these “news polls” for what they are. What’s that famous saying; liars figure and figures lie, often enough is the real truth.
In B2B Magazine which is really a print magazine touting the greatness of Online Marketing, that is funny alone, it showed a study that radio, TV and newspapers were making a slight come back in advertising, needless to say that is only because those media outlets work best for elections and you will find big bucks being spent. Thus, they have to continue the image that individuals are viewing, thus more studies, “done by them” to market themselves. Still, I discovered it ironic that B2B Magazine agreed with the stats.
Obviously, when it comes down seriously to it, most politicians are becoming a greater percentage of these contributions online so there is a lot of push for valuable content, locally, regionally and even nationally and global. I discovered your comments spot on, and this can be a deep question, that I too want answered with empirical data, real research, unbiased. Indeed, I enjoyed this gentleman’s blog in regards to the media and how people get their news, it surely got me thinking, and I hope I passed this onto you.