Where do you get your news? Newspapers? TV? Online?

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (11 posts)
  1. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 14 years ago

    The local newspaper has reduced its size radically and talk is that it may reduce even more.  Ad revenue has gone down in the past few years.  This is happening all over the country.  Do you still read the paper? How often? Why?

    I like reading the paper, but I am losing patience with the "hard news" in it - its so sketchy, or when they do write in-depth about something its opinionated, which I hate.  I love the home section and the funny papers and sometimes the advice columns and the movie/book reviews, and would like to have a daily that was just that so I wouldn't feel guilty about not reading the hard news! big_smile

    how about you?

  2. Cagsil profile image71
    Cagsilposted 14 years ago

    I get my news from all sorts of places and isn't limited to just specific sources. I don't agree with the methodology or views(biased) of some media outlets.

    So, newspapers are read with high untrust. Many TV groups/companies are also not to be trusted, because they dress it up, so they can get more ratings. The Online community is actually much larger than all other sources, but most are subjective to other people's opinions, so again must be read carefully and not to be believed.

    Many sources that report news have a hidden agenda, which is unknown to readers, but has become or made almost all news not worthy of reading or hearing about. I guess it would highly depend on the topic or what was put into the news.

    Hope I helped.

  3. wyanjen profile image70
    wyanjenposted 14 years ago

    My city papers have stopped delivering most days of the week.
    I'm more upset about this because it is my industry, not because of the lack of news.

    I'm a printer who gets news on-line. I'll watch local news on TV from time to time. When I'm home I will usually have CNN or MSNBC on the TV in the other room.

    But, the thought of the Man Rolands going quiet is upsetting.

    1. profile image0
      Leta Sposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I agree!  I hate to see the old, huge and cool city block printers and the paper webs go.  The end of a golden age, sad.  Newspapering was my industry up until a year ago.

      1. wyanjen profile image70
        wyanjenposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Sorry I missed your post before Lita
        Nothing like a full web running top speed is there? lol
        What were you doing in the industry? I haven't written for news in many many years. I do design and pre-press. Not at a newspaper now, but still commercial printing.
        I get my own junk mail fairly often smile

    2. profile image0
      ryankettposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      So if it is your industry, why do you participate in the activities which have led to its decline? Thats almost like helping to bang the final nail into your own coffin?

      1. wyanjen profile image70
        wyanjenposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        What good is there in ignoring new technology and opportunity at your own expense? The internet is replacing print media. If I stubbornly continue to get my news from newspapers only, I'm limiting myself.
        Also, if I continue to buy every local newspaper every day, I'm not going to make a dent. My spending would not help stem the massive profit loss.
        I'm watching my industry (and my own job) die a slow and agonizing death. It is difficult and as I mentioned, very upsetting. But there is no denying the fact that internet-based information is better than print media in many ways.

        We are struggling to survive and adapt. Fighting to maintain old technology is foolish though. The only answer is to find a new avenue for profit.

        So, why don't I buy newspapers? It's a futile attempt. hmm
        My coffin has so many nails already, I don't think I'll even notice when the last one gets pounded in. lol

        1. profile image0
          ryankettposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          Lol, I suppose 1 newspaper a day isnt going to save an industry, you are quite right.... innovation and following the trends is the way. There are papers round my way doing struggling too. In fact, I am considering doing a Masters degree in online media....

  4. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 14 years ago

    When I asked this question I had just read parts of the Sunday paper and thought how nice it was holding the newspaper and reading it - the look of it, even the smell of it.  I would miss it - but on Sundays and around holidays there are all those garish circulars and ads.  I am very conflicted about it - and I am always searching for new sources of relatively unbiased news - so recommend away if you want!  Thank yoU!

  5. wyanjen profile image70
    wyanjenposted 14 years ago

    Selling advertising space as you would sell real estate is no longer a profitable model. This is the cause of the problem more so than circulation in my opinion.

    I learned a hard lesson when I saw my friends and co-workers slowly fade away as digital technology replaced the old analog methods. I accomplish in one day what used to require three or four people, before Macs came along. High skilled folks with years or decades of seniority, pushed off to the side. sad

    I am the only person left working on the entire second floor of my shop. But the productivity is the same as it was before the switch. I feel bad about it, but also grateful that I adapted myself so that I could survive.

    So, that's the hard lesson lol
    Adapt or die.

  6. TN21 profile image59
    TN21posted 14 years ago

    Online: CNN.com and Yahoo.com
    TV: BBC/PBS and various local news.
    Print: Local paper.

    I'm into more of in-depth news programs like 48 Hours and Frontline than regular 30-minute news because they tell stories with much more details.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://corp.maven.io/privacy-policy

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)