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Hello! I'm new...and I work in the MSM

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posted on May, 23 2017 @ 02:56 AM
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a reply to: Newsie229

Welcome to ATS. Is mass media using ATS as a source?




posted on May, 23 2017 @ 03:34 AM
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posted on May, 23 2017 @ 04:36 AM
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Welcome to ATS Newsie, enjoy your time here!



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 07:30 AM
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originally posted by: Newsie229
a reply to: JinMI

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I'm not sure why they focus where they do...but it could be a reporter/news director/consultant combination preference.





I can tell you exactly why they 'focus' where they do (I also worked in the broadcasting industry many moons ago).

They focus in these areas because that's what the general audience 'wants' to see (gore porn), and when people 'want' to watch, they see advertisements which pay the rent, the salaries and make the profit.

The attention span of the average viewer is less than 2 minutes. If the MSM (regional or local) can use some gore porn to keep that viewer long to wait through (3) 20 second spots, or (2) 30 second spots then they're serving their masters, the advertisers. And, as I'm sure you are acutely aware, the other trick is to try to hold the viewer long enough to watch the only thing almost as popular as the gore porn...the weather. So, tag the weather 2-3 times during those couple minutes and maybe get the viewer to hang around even longer (for more advertisements) to watch the weather. This is why the weather "girl" in most markets doesn't have to know 'shinola' about meteorology, she just needs to look hot (big jugs help).



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 08:10 AM
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Welcome to the site. I know or have known a half a dozen people who worked for local TV stations. They are part of the major networks though.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 08:42 AM
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a reply to: Newsie229

They give us a lot of money. The story never aired. With that said, our newsroom was pissed. This decision wasn't made by the news end. It was from the higher ups.

Your industry is not alone in being big money controlled.

I have worked over 40 years in the medical arena and they too get their marching orders from the higher ups.

Unfortunately, we now live in a world where you will only see and hear what those that control the strings, want you to see and hear. If you say anything other than that, you will be labeled whatever works best at getting you ignored, hated, or eliminated.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 08:56 AM
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a reply to: LookingForABetterLife

Cremated and disposed of in the Jersey meadowlands.
Most of those guys are dead now. Or in their eighties and senile.
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posted on May, 23 2017 @ 09:45 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
Exactly what BBC Radio are doing today. They dress it up as a meaningful tribute to those killed in the Manchester bomb attack.

When really their motivation is a meaningless search for listeners, hits and clicks.

[Profanity] sick.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 10:55 AM
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Zooming though a couple of these questions. The DNC and Wikileaks question. I personally think that they are connected. That doesn't mean much in the big picture though. I would need to be able to talk to those directly connected to be able to verify. Sadly, I'm nowhere near D.C.

Has it compromised my morals and where do I see myself in 10 years?

Most definitely it has compromised my morals...and I hate that it has. When I started working in news, death was a sad thing. Don't get me wrong, it still is. But you kind of get numb to it. "Oh...only one person was killed in that wreck? Ehhh...did it back traffic up?" If it did I guess it's a big enough deal to send someone. When you are always writing about death, rape, drug busts or whatever it makes everything else seem kind of boring.

In 10 years I would love to be doing something else. I probably will still be doing this though. It kind of gets in your DNA.

Does the MSM use ATA for story ideas? I can't speak for the whole biz...but I've personally pitched stuff I've seen on here. It's not really the conspiracy stuff. It would be more of the big talker type stuff. Lately it's been things like EMP preparedness. Mass power outages, things like that.

My station is affiliated with one of the big networks, being ABC, NBC, CBS, or Fox. I don't want to get too specific there. But we are for sure connected to one of those.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 10:57 AM
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originally posted by: and14263
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
Exactly what BBC Radio are doing today. They dress it up as a meaningful tribute to those killed in the Manchester bomb attack.

When really their motivation is a meaningless search for listeners, hits and clicks.

[Profanity] sick.


You nailed it. It's all about the viewers or clicks. People will watch, read, or look at photos like it's a drug. And the media knows that. Do you get non stop push alerts from the media outlet of your choice? "Watch the latest" "first victim identified" so on and so on. That's by design.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 01:28 PM
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originally posted by: Newsie229
a reply to: JinMI

Sometimes we get "must cover" stories from sales. So something like a grand opening or some bogus crap like that.

I have seen stories get killed because it pissed advertisers off. That's pretty frustrating from our end.



So basically you're not a real news outlet and you're just a mouthpiece for the corporate overlords.

That's the basic requirement for "Corruption".

In other words I only see what the $$$ powers that be $$$ decide I am allowed to see. So long as it doesn't threaten them and their stranglehold on the population.

"The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people."
- Tom Clancy



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 06:03 PM
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a reply to: muzzleflash

I don't disagree with you on the corruption accusation. Much of this industry is corrupt. With that that said, the journalists want the story. They want to expose corruption.

Most of the time...the people on the front lines aren't the enemy. It's the higher ups.

Is that an excuse? Heck no. Sadly though, it's the way it has been. It's only getting worse.

There's a good chance that in your town, one of the local guys are owned by Nexstar or Sinclair. They are taking over the local news game. Recently relaxed FCC rules are making it easier to happen.

That means the narrative is being controlled by a couple of parent companies. Both Nexstar and Sinclair are very...very guilty about that.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 06:16 PM
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originally posted by: Wookiep
Local affiliates are OK. They don't yet have the corrupted low-down the national news folks do.... aside from the usual script that gets handed down by the boss to read on the prime time local news hour.

Ben Swann is a great example of a local news hero turned internet all-star. Unfortunately, even he was reduced to a glorified weatherman once he started cracking the mysteries behind "Pizzagate".

Good luck! And welcome to ATS.
I am new also and i agree.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 06:44 PM
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originally posted by: Trueman
a reply to: Newsie229

Welcome to ATS. Is mass media using ATS as a source?


Did you ever get an answer?



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 07:15 PM
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a reply to: InTheLight

I touched on it a little earlier. I can't speak for all media outlets...I myself have pitched a couple stories I've followed on here. Most recently, the possibility of an emp or massive power outages.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 07:17 PM
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Is there a larger corporate office that exercises influence over any of your content?



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 07:23 PM
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originally posted by: Newsie229
a reply to: InTheLight

I touched on it a little earlier. I can't speak for all media outlets...I myself have pitched a couple stories I've followed on here. Most recently, the possibility of an emp or massive power outages.


Did you at least try to change it up to your style?



posted on May, 24 2017 @ 12:07 AM
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originally posted by: toysforadults
Is there a larger corporate office that exercises influence over any of your content?


Yes. We have a corporate. I won't say who it is. There are a couple buying up a lot of stations. Do some research on Sinclair and Nexstar. They are the big ones.



posted on May, 24 2017 @ 12:08 AM
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originally posted by: InTheLight

originally posted by: Newsie229
a reply to: InTheLight

I touched on it a little earlier. I can't speak for all media outlets...I myself have pitched a couple stories I've followed on here. Most recently, the possibility of an emp or massive power outages.


Did you at least try to change it up to your style?


For sure. It's not a matter of stealing I think. It's seeing what people are talking about and wanting to get them answers.



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