Friday, December 23, 2011

Dear Local News Outlet

Putting some woman who has delusions of grandeur because her elementary school music teacher told her she had a good voice on the TV because she won a Facebook contest is not journalism.  Letting her belt out a few bars of the latest ballad from pubescent romance fantasies is the opposite of journalism.

Here's a rule of thumb:  If it gives you a warm and fuzzy, it's probably not news.  If it can be classified as a "human interest story", save your breath, I'm not interested.

1 comment:

TOTWTYTR said...

But it costs next to nothing to produce, unlike real reporting, what with cameras, writers, talent, and so on.

I hardly bother to put on TV news except for the early morning show. I only watch that because the weather and traffic babes are, well, babes.

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