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More from the Chicago Tribune: Readers surveyed for stories before publication

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Baron Scicluna, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Bad enough jobs are getting cut. But now, reader's look at the story prior to being published:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090501/ap_on_bi_ge/us_tribune_reader_survey
     
  2. Sneed

    Sneed Guest

    Holy. Crap.
     
  3. That shifting sound you heard was every print journalist who died between 1790 and 1990 rolling over in their graves.

    What in the holy name of journalism ethics is going on?
     
  4. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Re: More from the Chicago Tribune: Readers surveyed for stories before publicati

    I'm pretty sure journalism ethics didn't exist until the early part of the 1900s at the very least. If you read the story, it was the marketing team that did this, and I don't think good ethics and marketing have every gone together on a consistent basis.
     
  5. Fredrick

    Fredrick Well-Known Member

    Wow. The marketing had to get the stories from newsside.
    So newsside is at fault.
     
  6. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    The guy who was cast as the soft, tight-assed, shrill little ME of The Sun in Season 5 of "The Wire" ... remember that guy, the boss with the man-crush on the corrupt reporter?

    Tell me he couldn't play this guy:

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    Gerould Kern, savior of journalism smartest man in the room.
     
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  7. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    Just to refresh your memory:

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  8. Billy Monday

    Billy Monday Member

    These clowns don't seem to know that newspaper stories have more readers than ever. The demand for news is insatiable, so it's not the journalism that needs an overhaul.
    It's their idiotic business model that needs fixing. They have no clue how to convert eyeballs into money, so they blame it on the journalists and try garbage like this.
     
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