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Why bother with a broadcast anymore?

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lovinlife101
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Why bother with a broadcast anymore?

Post by lovinlife101 » Thu May 30, 2019 2:07 pm

Talking head: “Coming up tonight at six...fighting back tears...Juan Howard gets emotional accepting the top basketball job in Ann Arbor.”

Viewers: “We know. We saw it all over social media hours ago!”

Talking head: “Oh...well...a blind autistic young man wows the socks off the America’s Got Talent panel! We’ll tell you what the judges gave him, coming up.”

Viewers: “THE GOLDEN BUZZER! WE KNOW! THAT WAS YESTERDAY!”

Talking head: “Oh, that’s right. Well, we’ll have your first warn forecast...”

Viewers: “‘First warn’ is a consultant term, aimed at getting us viewers more nervous than we need to be. If there’s no warning, don’t say it. You were wrong about yesterday’s weather, what makes you think we’ll trust you today?”



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Re: Why bother with a broadcast anymore?

Post by organman95 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:27 am

Great, crossing forums now...

Most of the time you get the immediate action that happened from social media, but no information about it. That's where the news broadcasting comes in. I could say the exact same for looking out a window and seeing there is a fire at the local bar.

Headline: "Fire hits <name> bar"
Yes, I know, I saw it. But can you tell me what happened exactly? How did it start? Was anyone hurt? etc.

There is still relevance to broadcasting.



lovinlife101
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Re: Why bother with a broadcast anymore?

Post by lovinlife101 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:31 am

organman95 wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:27 am
Great, crossing forums now...

Most of the time you get the immediate action that happened from social media, but no information about it. That's where the news broadcasting comes in. I could say the exact same for looking out a window and seeing there is a fire at the local bar.

Headline: "Fire hits <name> bar"
Yes, I know, I saw it. But can you tell me what happened exactly? How did it start? Was anyone hurt? etc.

There is still relevance to broadcasting.
The things I mentioned had all of the details on social media hours, if not days, before a broadcast caught up.



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Some Guy from Toledo
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Re: Why bother with a broadcast anymore?

Post by Some Guy from Toledo » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:56 pm

organman95 wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:27 am
Great, crossing forums now...

Most of the time you get the immediate action that happened from social media, but no information about it. That's where the news broadcasting comes in. I could say the exact same for looking out a window and seeing there is a fire at the local bar.

Headline: "Fire hits <name> bar"
Yes, I know, I saw it. But can you tell me what happened exactly? How did it start? Was anyone hurt? etc.

There is still relevance to broadcasting.
I would think broadcasting helps in some areas social media may not cover entirely or simply move on without care over.



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Re: Why bother with a broadcast anymore?

Post by Musicrewired » Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:58 pm

The weather teases usually reference whenever the next weather worth warning about might show up, rather than the better weather that might be occurring now.

If they’re about having something to warn to justify their slogan, then they’re just “the tv station that cried wolf”, and not many will be paying attention when there’s something worth warning us about.

The local newscasts are first and foremost an opportunity to sell advertising. That’s obvious when the local news makes up close to 25% of a day’s programming.



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HD74
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Re: Why bother with a broadcast anymore?

Post by HD74 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:15 pm

EVERYTHING in local television is first and foremost an opportunity to sell advertising.
That's what pays for it.


You're never too old to learn something stupid.

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Re: Why bother with a broadcast anymore?

Post by Big Signal » Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:47 pm

Talking head: “Coming up tonight at six...fighting back tears...Juan Howard gets emotional accepting the top basketball job in Ann Arbor.”

Viewers: “We know. We saw it all over social media hours ago!”

Talking head: “Oh...well...a blind autistic young man wows the socks off the America’s Got Talent panel! We’ll tell you what the judges gave him, coming up.”

Viewers: “THE GOLDEN BUZZER! WE KNOW! THAT WAS YESTERDAY!”

Talking head: “Oh, that’s right. Well, we’ll have your first warn forecast...”

Viewers: “‘First warn’ is a consultant term, aimed at getting us viewers more nervous than we need to be. If there’s no warning, don’t say it. You were wrong about yesterday’s weather, what makes you think we’ll trust you today?”
Exactly why I haven't watched local NEWS in many years. Plus who cares about Hollywood or shows like America's Got Talent. It has nothing to do with local NEWS at all.


It's all about the money!

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Re: Why bother with a broadcast anymore?

Post by lovinlife101 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:14 am

Big Signal wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:47 pm
Talking head: “Coming up tonight at six...fighting back tears...Juan Howard gets emotional accepting the top basketball job in Ann Arbor.”

Viewers: “We know. We saw it all over social media hours ago!”

Talking head: “Oh...well...a blind autistic young man wows the socks off the America’s Got Talent panel! We’ll tell you what the judges gave him, coming up.”

Viewers: “THE GOLDEN BUZZER! WE KNOW! THAT WAS YESTERDAY!”

Talking head: “Oh, that’s right. Well, we’ll have your first warn forecast...”

Viewers: “‘First warn’ is a consultant term, aimed at getting us viewers more nervous than we need to be. If there’s no warning, don’t say it. You were wrong about yesterday’s weather, what makes you think we’ll trust you today?”
Exactly why I haven't watched local NEWS in many years. Plus who cares about Hollywood or shows like America's Got Talent. It has nothing to do with local NEWS at all.
Smart viewers moved on years ago. Others still think there’s value in hearing what you’ve already heard hours, if not days, ago. But they’re still giving out awards for this nonsense, so it continues.



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