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What happened to original reporting? Have journalist resorted to copy/paste.....

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posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 03:00 AM
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4 EXAMPLES OF COPY/PASTE FROM JOURNALISTS:

1.] Mass evacuations ordered as Hurricane Sandy heads north


SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. -- Forget distinctions like tropical storm or hurricane. Don't get fixated on a particular track. Wherever it hits, the rare behemoth storm inexorably gathering in the eastern U.S. will afflict a third of the country with sheets of rain, high winds and heavy snow, say officials who warned millions in coastal areas to get out of the way. “We're looking at impact of greater than 50 to 60 million people,” said Louis Uccellini, head of environmental prediction for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


www2.tbo.com...

2.] Mass evacuations launched as superstorm Sandy approaches East Coast


SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. — Forget distinctions like tropical storm or hurricane. Don't get fixated on a particular track. Wherever it hits, the rare behemoth storm inexorably gathering in the eastern U.S. will afflict a third of the country with sheets of rain, high winds and heavy snow, say officials who warned millions in coastal areas to get out of the way. "We're looking at impact of greater than 50 to 60 million people," said Louis Uccellini, head of environmental prediction for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).


seattletimes.com...

3.] Hurricane Sandy, Approaching Megastorm, Threatens East Coast


SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. — Forget distinctions like tropical storm or hurricane. Don't get fixated on a particular track. Wherever it hits, the rare behemoth storm inexorably gathering in the eastern U.S. will afflict a third of the country with sheets of rain, high winds and heavy snow, say officials who warned millions in coastal areas to get out of the way. "We're looking at impact of greater than 50 to 60 million people," said Louis Uccellini, head of environmental prediction for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


www.huffingtonpost.com...

4.] Hurricane Sandy causes mass evacuations


SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. — Forget distinctions like tropical storm or hurricane. Don’t get fixated on a particular track. Wherever it hits, the rare behemoth storm inexorably gathering in the eastern U.S. will afflict a third of the country with sheets of rain, high winds and heavy snow, say officials who warned millions in coastal areas to get out of the way. “We’re looking at impact of greater than 50 to 60 million people,” said Louis Uccellini, head of environmental prediction for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administratio


www.hattiesburgamerican.com...




posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 03:06 AM
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Nothing is more annoying than trying to gather various sources only to find out that they are ALL.THE.SAME.WORDING.....

What happened to originality?

I learned from this site how a source can make or break your thread [so to speak
]

So I try to research further for other sources and more often than not, it's the same article, word for word.
So what gives???

The authors who write articles no longer can think for themselves?
If they would just change up the paragraphs or some thing.
But nooooo.......it's copy/paste.
Ugh....


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posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 03:07 AM
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Those days are over, Though i wouldn't say all reporters copy & paste, I feel these latter days most news websites would rather be the ones breaking the news first then any other news source. First in First serve of being recognized.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 03:09 AM
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Their articles from the Associated Press. News papers, websites etc all buy the material off of AP.
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posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 03:11 AM
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It's common practice and has been since the days of print media. The story is hosted by the Associated Press and then reprinted elsewhere. Most media entities rely upon freelance press - and the AP provides that resource.

Here is the story where it hit the wires.

~Heff



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 03:13 AM
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Originally posted by snarky412
4 EXAMPLES OF COPY/PASTE FROM JOURNALISTS:


The articles state who they were written by.


By WAYNE PARRY and ALLEN G. BREED



By ALLEN BREED and WAYNE PARRY The Associated Press



Written by Associated Press



By The Associated Press


The answer is yes, journalists do a lot of copyandpaste work nowdays as news organisations go bankrupt, staff are cut back and less people are expected to do more...
...but this isnt such as example.

Associated Press let news organisation buy their work, and those news organisations have done that, and cited the work correctly as coming from AP.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 03:16 AM
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The reason I say that is because there are a couple of sites that usually are correct on their stories but several posters don't care for the site as a source. So, I go searching for other back up sources only for them to be the same article and it will lead back to the site that no one cares for. [WND for example]

On one thread a while back I did, no one trusted the validity of the story due to the fact it came from WND.

Well, it took me a day and had to resort to Bing of all things to finally get respectable site to back up the story.

Some times it's okay, but other times it can be a little frustrating.
Same exact article over & over without changing the wording.

Back in school, we got in trouble for doing that, copying out of the encyclopedia for a book report.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 03:20 AM
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Ahhhh....now it makes sense.

But still, I personally find it annoying to go from link to link to link with the same ol' same ol'.........



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 03:33 AM
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Here is a link to an OP related to alfa1's point.

Newspaper Ad Revenues Collapse to 62 Year Low as Traditional Media Loses Power to On-Line Blogs

People are moving away from traditional new outlets towards on-line blogs. That is hitting newspapers in the pocket.




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posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 04:21 AM
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Thanks for the link to your thread.....
S&F

It is a shame that the good ol' days of news hound type of reporting is dying out.

Now, for the MSM, it's about ratings and some report a story first and then check to see if the facts are correct later.

I understand now, as the other poster brought this to my attention, that several news media are owned by one corp., hence the repeat of same article.
But searching for a different take on a story can be nerve racking....

[ I still miss the variety of reporting on a single story]
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posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 04:32 AM
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Originally posted by Hefficide

It's common practice and has been since the days of print media. The story is hosted by the Associated Press and then reprinted elsewhere. Most media entities rely upon freelance press - and the AP provides that resource.

Here is the story where it hit the wires.

~Heff


Couldn't they just tweak it a little bit, just swap the paragraphs around at least??
[just kidding....
]

I understand, as another poster showed me, those articles that I used for an example, has the same author's name on every article.

I just miss the old days of real reporting/journalism........



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 06:12 AM
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Think you stumbled onto something here.

Why go out and gather information when you can just Google something and claim its your own work.


Lazy bums!

Pfft



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