posted on Sep, 29 2008 @ 11:00 PM
Well, the cheapest way to establish any media presence is at the moment through the use of Internet.
Unfortunately, bias tends to be a huge issue when you aren't paying reporters or writers for their video coverage or articles. Without a physical
locality for which these reports or articles are "connected", it becomes difficult to maintain a staff that is dedicated to your personal, or
company vision. Similarly, hiring over the Internet, instead of in person, would only make for inefficiency... for covering stories on time, for a
cause for language problems, if they happen to be foreign (assuming your directing your media to an English speaking audience), or if they just
aren't capable of writing in a professional, educated tone.
To be a top media source, you have to make sure to capture the relevance of each story, and if you really want to do that in the sense that I believe
you are imagining right now, you really need to have a physical presence at the source of those news. The CNN, BBC, Fox all have helicopters and
professional camera crews. But I did say "top" and that's probably not such a necessity when it's your vision that you want to extend to the
Like you said, and going with the notion held by so many on these forums, the largest media sources are diluting the real information, advocating
their own political agendas. This is a very real threat to the delivery of facts and truths, and I understand why you want to create your own form of
I think the best way to approach this problem is by finding an alternative method for which to create and distribute your media. The Internet is
great, but then again that source is saturated with blogs, alternative news sites, even conspiracy forums. It's really has to stand out. The Internet
is definitely the way to start out, since an idea needs capital-that could probably be raised through advertisements, or donations-in order to expand
to a respectable size.
Bottom line: It has to have good enough marketing that it establishes a truly unique presence in a highly saturated environment.
[edit on 29-9-2008 by cognoscente]