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A spokeswoman for NBC declined to comment.

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by YankeeFan, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Is there an industry that is less responsive to media inquiries than the media?

    In just the last couple of days, NBC and the Journal News/Gannett thrust themselves into the stories they cover, and when asked about it, neither would speak to the press.

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Oh, there are lots of industries less responsive. Banking comes to mind.

    But the irony is noted.
  3. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    Points are well taken.
    However, in Gregory's case the no comment is probably under the direction of NBC lawyers because this is a legal issue.
    I agree, though, that when it comes to commenting on things like layoffs, etc., newspapers and other media outlets are tone deaf and dumb.
  4. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    The mantra we preach but do not abide by: Control your message, or someone will control it for you.

  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Understood but also found some irony last week when NBC asked other media outlets not to run with the Richard Engel story.
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    You have a good point, YF. We certainly do not set an example that we would like other corporations to follow.

    However, USA Today did a whole story on the Journal News thing.
  7. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Is this the article:


    Because, while they cover the story, they weren't able to get anyone from the Gannett or the paper on record, beyond the statement they put out.

    That's my issue. I expect them to cover it as news, which they did. Though, the USA Today article is by a Journal News writer. They list a contributor from USA Today at the end, but the story is basically the same on that ran in the local paper. So, it's not like USA Today jumped all over it either.
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