Sunday, December 31, 2006

'Ten disturbing trends'

I read this on robert's blog (dmw.media.com) and thought it was something worth sharing. This so true of media coverage in this part of the world as well....

Here is a list of ten trends identified and discussed by Peter R. Kann, Chairman of Dow Jones, in his essay titled "The Media Is in the Need of Some Mending", from the editiorial pages of today’s Wall Street Journal:

  1. The blurring of the lines between journalism and entertainment.
  2. The blurring of lines between news and opinion.
  3. The blending of news and advertising, sponsorships or other commercial relationships.
  4. The problems and pitfalls inherent in pack journalism.
  5. The issue of conflict and context.
  6. The exaggerated tendency toward pessimism.
  7. The growing media fascination with the bizarre, the perverse and the pathological -- John Mark Karr journalism.
  8. Social orthodoxy, or political correctness.
  9. The media's short attention span.
  10. The matter of [the media’s] power.


Hyderabadiz said...

Excellent categories.
And dus bus, jiyade bole to bapu ko phir pooch na padega.
But, Robert's link is incorrect, My Lordship. Please check.
[btw, is this the link, you had seen: http://www.kullin.net/arkiv/2006_12_01_mc.html#116678241391250536
or this:
http://dmwmedia.com/blog/robert/wsj-10-disturbing-trends-in-mass-media ]
And, same is good for whatever news source you quote [kindly add a website link].
PUNCHLINE: Save the time of the wayfarer, please.

Saty said...

oops..sorry ...yes, I should've given the complete, precise link...thx