The other day, someone at the Online Think Tank had asked me the reason I am up on all the newest news – he asked; “where do you receive your news anyway?” What he really was asking is if I got nearly all of my news online, from the newspaper, radio or TV? Interestingly enough, I get my news from those sources. Online, I take several RSS feeds, ezines and surf the online news. You see, as a massive “news intake junky” myself, I will say that both online and offline news are important.
Where do you receive your news? Where do we tend to get nearly all of our news? Yes, this really is an excellent question, and some say news is similar to politics and all news is local stiritransilvania24.ro, meaning that you’ll require to see the neighborhood newspaper, watch the neighborhood TV, tune in to the neighborhood radio and visit localized online portal venues. Great news for local media at the same time when much of the advertising dollar is moving towards online venues.
But how people obtain news is actually hard to say. For a lot of like me it’s a mix of sources. Maybe, but without proper research, it is simply all talk. In fact, I read an interesting blog last week that addressed this dilemma and cited a few surveys that contradicted each other, done of course by the media of each different venue, convenient indeed. It appears if you ask me this gentleman’s blog makes a good point in that he shows these “news polls” for what they are. What’s that famous saying; liars figure and figures lie, often enough is the true truth.
In B2B Magazine which is a print magazine touting the greatness of Online Marketing, which is funny by itself, it showed a study that radio, TV and newspapers were making a slight come in advertising, of course that is only because those media outlets work best for elections and you can find big bucks being spent. Thus, they must maintain the image that people are viewing, thus more studies, “done by them” to advertise themselves. Still, I came across it ironic that B2B Magazine agreed with the stats.
Of course, when it comes down to it, most politicians are receiving a larger percentage of these contributions online so there’s lots of push for valuable content, locally, regionally and even nationally and global. I came across your comments spot on, and this can be a deep question, that I too want answered with empirical data, real research, unbiased. Indeed, I enjoyed this gentleman’s blog concerning the media and how people obtain news, it certainly got me thinking, and I really hope I passed this onto you.