Tuesday, August 30, 2016

This is CNN

Remy noticed a trend in broadcast journalism, particularly CNN, that everyone else has also noticed and wrote a clever song about it. If that’s not the formula for a viral video, I don’t know what is. When Ted Turner first launched CNN, the whole idea was to have news available to people 24 hours a day. But that in itself caused a problem, because TV channels are expected to be self-supporting. When networks only had news at 6 and 10, the ratings and advertising for their entertainment programs supported the journalism. Now even journalism must live and die by ratings. (via reddit)

1 comment:

Bilbo said...

I haven't watched the video clip, but your summary is great food for thought.