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Posted - 2/11/2013 9:07:05 AM | show profile | email poster | flag this post
What are your thoughts on how to handle a barter ethically for on air news people?
Posted - 2/11/2013 11:56:02 AM | show profile | flag this post
now define "barter". However, once accepted, on any level, they are compromised. Opens up an entire new can of worms, so to speak. They are compromised enough by their managers/producers.
Posted - 2/11/2013 2:20:52 PM | show profile | flag this post
you see em all the time in credits: "Anchor X's clothes/hair done by Company Y."
who's it hurting?
was that anchor really likely to do a searing expose on clothiers or salons in the area?
|EDitor in NJ||
Posted - 2/11/2013 3:09:21 PM | show profile | email poster | flag this post
Note to self...."barter bad".
What's next-- the anchors drink Coco-Cola from big red plastic cups on the anchor desk bearing the Coke logo like the American Idol judges?
What would you do if it was found out that the wardrobes were made with child labor in some third-world country?
News broadcasts are not the "brought-to-you-by" Academy Awards or Miss Universe shows.
Posted - 2/12/2013 9:17:44 AM | show profile | flag this post
Ed, I often agree with you, but on this topic I am 180 degrees away. Comon, do you sell commercials in your newscast? OK, then your product is already compromised (if not bought and paid for). A clothing barter deal for your anchors isn't going to change anything. After all, is a hooker who makes $1000 per trick any less of a prostitute than one who makes $1100?
Posted - 2/12/2013 10:35:15 AM | show profile | flag this post
Ok.. Credits are one thing
But what about making reference to it verbally?
Posted - 2/12/2013 2:06:12 PM | show profile | flag this post
I make mention of it at the end of every show.