Where by Will you Receive Your News?


Last week, someone at the Online Think Tank had asked me why I am on all the latest news – he asked; “where do you get 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 dozens of sources. Online, I take several RSS feeds, ezines and surf the web news. You see, as a huge “news intake junky” myself, I could say that both online and offline news are important.

Where do you get your news? Where do we tend to have nearly all of our news? Yes, this really is an excellent question, and some say news is similar to politics and all news is local stiri transilvania, meaning that you need to learn the neighborhood newspaper, watch the neighborhood TV, tune in to the neighborhood radio and go to localized online portal venues. Great news for local media at any given time when a lot of the advertising dollar is moving towards online venues.

But how people get their news is actually hard to say. For all like me it’s a combination of sources. Maybe, but without proper research, it is merely all talk. In reality, I read an interesting blog last week that addressed this problem and cited a couple of surveys that contradicted each other, done obviously by the media of every different venue, convenient indeed. It appears to me that this gentleman’s blog makes a good 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, which can be funny alone, it showed a study that radio, TV and newspapers were creating a slight come back advertising, obviously that’s only because those media outlets work best for elections and there are big bucks being spent. Thus, they have to keep up the image that individuals are viewing, thus more studies, “done by them” to promote themselves. Still, I found it ironic that B2B Magazine agreed with the stats.

Obviously, in regards down seriously to it, most politicians are getting a better percentage of their contributions online so there’s plenty of push for valuable content, locally, regionally and even nationally and global. I found 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 concerning the media and how people get their news, it really got me thinking, and I am hoping I passed this onto you.

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