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7 thoughts on “Media News Digest: RTDNA national awards, some fall TV plans, Global News Radio adds seventh station

    1. Fagstein Post author

      You missed this piece about how horribly unserious and terrible US media is

      It’s kind of hard to criticize “the media” for failing to report on a story when you learn about that story through the Washington Post. Also the Harvard study did not say that 5,000 people died in the Puerto Rico hurricane. Its estimate is very broad, from 793 to 8498 with a 95% confidence interval, about the number of excess deaths this year likely caused directly and indirectly by the hurricane. And we’ve known for a while that the death toll in Puerto Rico is much higher than the official count.

      I agree that the Puerto Rico study story should have gotten more coverage, and the Roseanne story a bit less (cancelling a top-rated TV series is still a major story though), but I don’t generally traffic in hot-take second-guesses of news story prominence.

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      1. Marc

        It’s kind of hard to criticize “the media” for failing to report on a story when you learn about that story through the Washington Post.

        I should have re-iterated that print media is doing a far, far better job than broadcast. The idiots who run CNN spent several hours on one “story.” What was it, you ask? That moron who took his parents to court for not moving out. Do they really have no other ideas? Yeah yeah I know the average age of the CNN viewer is 68 and this was the perfect “bah the kids these days” claptrap.

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        1. dilbert

          Of course they do better., they have time. Print can reflect, they can check sources, they can ruminate before putting out a piece. Stuff happens Friday night, and print gets to it sometime around Monday. Lots of time to consider.

          Broadcast needs to go NOW. People are watching for an answer right now, and they are forced by the competitive nature to run with rumors and unconfirmed facts – and they have to fill it in with talking heads spewing off on possible angles and staking out the usual partisan views on everything.

          Print has the luxury of time, they better get it right.

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  1. DS

    Kevin Krankish tenure coming to an end at BT Toronto is a sign of the times and what’s to come at BT Montreal.

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    1. Peter & Catherine

      Morning television in Canada is nowhere near as content driven as our neighbours to the south.

      We rarely turn on our television before supper time in this house.

      Tired of the fluff, half arsed cooking segments when I am waking up, unpolished presenters, repetitiveness and commercialization of it all.

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