from my state – literally and figuratively – and other places. i'm not in florida any more, but i haven't given up the sunshine.

6.22.2006

oh to be connected…

i arrived to my new home sunday evening. my things do not arrive until tomorrow. sleeping on a blow up mattress and having only a beach chair for sitting hasn’t really been so bad. oh but no access to blogger, flickr, yahoo email … that was tough. sad isn’t it?

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you know, media is my business so i’ve always paid some modicum of attention to the doings of the press. most reporters i know are intelligent, ethical folks. nonetheless, i find the news we get – in broad terms – is disappointing. this week offered a great take-it-with-a-grain-of-salt lesson.

we worked with a major newspaper on a story this week. for the most part it was great, and we were thrilled with the results. but there were a couple of minor details that weren’t entirely correct. well, the story spread through smaller outlets like wildfire – 99% of the additional stories were written purely from the original article, without ever contacting a first hand source, and most of them focused right in on the details that weren’t entirely contextually correct.

where do you find news you trust?

2 Comments:

Blogger Kiker said...

gosh, i don't think there is a news source i really trust, per se. If I find a topic particulary interesting/alarming, I try to find more in depth coverage in a few magazines... kind of my own little research project.

6/23/2006 10:41:00 AM

 
Anonymous Amy said...

glad you're getting settled. we haven't had rain in many weeks so you must have brought it from florida. we managed to get in an hour of the parade today fairly dry. hope you were able to enjoy our pride festivities. take care!

6/25/2006 04:43:00 PM

 

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