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The "new media"? TV dead? Don't think so...
Posted - 4/22/2013 1:09:57 PM | show profile | flag this post
After watching the coverage of the Boston bombing it is clear that TV is still the way to go with news coverage, especially "breaking news". While that is a term that is completely overused, I was going back and forth between channels along with the Internet and it was no question who did the better job. Of course, outlets like CNN and Fox had a major gaffe, but NBC and ABC along with CBS were awesome. When I didn't have access to a TV I tried to log in on my computer and info was sketchy at best and unbelievable at worst. Plus, so many people were trying to log in that I couldn't get any streaming coverage. Ugh. The Internet "detectives" were trying to get in on the coverage and all they did was jam the FBI site. Meanwhile, all it took was the TV nets showing the suspects' pics to drive them out of their hiding to try to get away and eventually be killed/caught. It was excellent coverage and established TV once again as the choice for ongoing and accurate information.
Posted - 4/22/2013 2:51:35 PM | show profile | flag this post
agreed, it does seem that stations spend way too much time with "follow us on twitter, like us on facebook, etc" and not enough time making their TELEVISION product better.
Posted - 4/22/2013 6:46:47 PM | show profile | flag this post
Yes, because saying "follow us on twitter, like us on facebook" take so much time to say.
Posted - 4/23/2013 12:05:29 AM | show profile | flag this post
you got my point perfectly