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What undermines that 'concise, informative' article

Posted Friday, April 30, 2021, at 9:00 AM
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    Associations to the designs of a news outlet will always subject reporters to compromising contexts, especially in today's polarized and blatantly-biased world full of inconsistencies and double-standards.

    If any involved communication channels allow for public feedback, then the respective public relations phenomenon you bring up are compounded unless those who control the mediums handle it with the same transparency you seem to expect from those involved in the situations that you investigate. After all, we all know how unfair the shake is once you see how those who control the communication channels make explicit and intentional efforts to either censor feedback, program organizational biases or reprogram readers for specific political or worldview ideological preferences, or use contemporary capitalistic artifacts like paywalls to conceal details about situations and events that everyone should know about or restrict access to unprofitable information like the obituaries. Because when that stuff starts, you'd be an idiot to expect any form of trust or confidence from your readers (or anyone else for that matter), and by that extension, you should only expect to be painted with strokes of incredibility and scorn (and that's in a best case scenario).

    I'm not saying any of the aforementioned media efforts are completely or always unjustified as I understand and appreciate the involved nuances that have led to things being the way they are. It's just that perhaps no solution exists for this public relations phenomenon and that it might just be something everyone will have to live with due to the number of involved moving parts and the levels of complexity few ever seem to recognize and acknowledge.

    (There's a lot involved with all of this. It's not a simple issue.)

    -- Posted by DouglasQuaid on Fri, Apr 30, 2021, at 10:15 AM
  • As a reporter, you need to get use to criticism and understand that not everyone is going to like what you print.

    Now you feel the need to retaliate to a remark that was posted on Facebook. I don’t really think you should be responding to a Facebook comment in the Banner-Graphic. There are people who don’t know about or choose not to participate with Facebook. Now, those people are confused about what you are talking about. It makes it one sided on your part as to what is published in the paper. No one will be able to respond so that others can see their point of view.

    As a professional reporter, you should not worry about what other people’s opinions are. Just like life, everyone is entitled to their own opinions.

    -- Posted by chicken on Fri, Apr 30, 2021, at 10:49 AM
  • Chicken, the comment being referred to was posted in the BG comments, not on Facebook. For the record.

    -- Posted by Koios on Sat, May 1, 2021, at 10:31 PM
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