[ExI] future of news media, was RE: autism/vaccination link

Dave Sill sparge at gmail.com
Tue Jun 2 21:13:02 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 1:58 AM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> Ja.  I still haven't figured out a way for the traditional media to find
> some place to exist.  When newspapers were still relevant, they provided
> more than just the news stories.  They were deciding for us which stories
> are important and which were to be relegated or ignored.  With the internet,
> there is no need to control for paper space, since it doesn't actually cost
> anything to publish stories.  There is no editor to decide for us which
> stories are important.  We all become our own editors.

Yeah, but how many of are good at it? There's a firehose of
information coming at us all the time. How many of us have the time to
filter it properly for potentially interesting stories, then perform
some kind of validation that the information in them is reliable?
Seems like that is a good job for a professional news organization.

> ... Of course, much of what we will see in the news will be
> irrelevant junk: the latest blondie to disappear, Hollywood stars
> misbehaving and so forth, but that is what sells ad space, so that is what
> we get.

Seems like another opportunity for a professional news organization.
I'd be willing to pay a nominal fee to have to infotainment filtered


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