At which You Secure Your News?

Last week, someone at the Online Think Tank had asked me why I’m through to all the newest news – he asked; “where do you get your news anyway?” What he really was asking is if I obtained most of my news online, from the newspaper, radio or TV? Interestingly enough, I get my news from all those sources. Online, I take several RSS feeds, ezines and surf the web news. You see, as a massive “news intake junky” myself, I will claim that both online and offline news are important.

Where do you get your news? Where do we tend to get most of our news? Yes, that is a very good question, and some say news is like politics and all news is local, meaning that you might want to see the area newspaper, watch the area TV, listen to the area radio and head to localized online portal venues. Great news for local media at the same time when a lot of the advertising dollar is moving towards online venues.

But how people manage to get thier news is truly hard to say. For many like me it is a combination of sources. Maybe, but without proper research, it is just all talk. In reality, I read an interesting blog the other day that addressed this problem and cited a couple of surveys that contradicted each other, done needless to say by the media of every different venue, convenient indeed. It appears if you ask me that gentleman’s blog makes a good point in he shows these “news polls” for what they are. What is that famous saying; liars figure and figures lie, often enough is the real truth.

In B2B Magazine which really is a print magazine touting the greatness of Online Marketing, that is funny alone, it showed a study that radio, TV and newspapers were making a slight come back advertising, needless to say that is only because those media outlets work best for elections and you will find big bucks being spent. Thus, they must keep up the image that folks are viewing, thus more studies, “done by them” to promote 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 getting a larger percentage of the contributions online so there’s plenty of push for valuable content, locally, regionally and even nationally and global. I came across your comments spot on, and this is a deep question, that I too would like answered with empirical data, real research, unbiased. Indeed, I enjoyed this gentleman’s blog concerning the media and how people manage to get thier news, it really got me thinking, and I hope I passed this onto you.

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