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Television news is now entertainment, and the stories are being written by the people that have a special interest in them.
Traditional broadcast media seems old-fashioned and vague to me. When I watch television news, I'm aware of what skilled journalists they are, but I find it hard because of the corny way they present it.
I think the idea of creating a television news source that is not beholden to corporate interests is nirvana.
Why something in the public interest such as television news can be fought over, like a chain of hamburger stands, eludes me.
Local television news, on both radio and television, is so appalling. Makes print journalism look like the greatest stuff ever written.
Television news is like a lightning flash. It makes a loud noise, lights up everything around it, leaves everything else in darkness and then is suddenly gone.
You know, there are not only - all of the networks, and I mean every television news operation and print and radio and magazines, newspapers, all of them, are remiss in the diversity area. I mean, none of these organizations have reached a level of parity.
I want you to know that, despite what you might read at times in the newspapers or see on the television news, we have actually been getting a lot of things done the last several months, the U.S.-Canada relationship.
The whole idea of television news or any kind of news is to inform people about things they need to know about.
Television news is a delicate balance of serving public good and private gain.
The latest wrinkle is on wrinkles. There is a widespread belief that women can't grow old in television news.
Some news managers have been slow to grasp that good television news is always substance over form.
I take in a lot of stuff from real life, movies, television, news and it all gets mixed in my head and somehow turns into a story idea.
The news media's silence, particularly television news, is reprehensible. If we knew as much about Darfur as we do about Michael Jackson, we might be able to stop these things from continuing.
Nicholas D. Kristof
I remember the mid-'50s well. It was when my life changed, and I left acting to become one of the first female television news reporters in the U.K.
Lynne Reid Banks
You know, when people talk about filmmaking and the techniques of filmmaking, we use them all the time in network television news in order to make our stories simpler, tighter and more understandable to the general public.
Television news was expanding to an hour, and producers did not know how to fill the space and time.
I think a lot of people in television news look at the cable networks with great envy.
We don't have access to a national forum that we had in those days, through the news magazines which were the television news of the time. It's very disturbing to me that we've sort of been pushed to the corners.
I moved to L.A. and watched a lot of local television news, and I started to see the burn logos up on the upper right hand corner - On-Scene Video, RMG Media Group, and all these other ones. I just became intrigued with it.
I have quite a bit of experience reporting on corporate behavior, both doing it with independent operations in early in my career, in the underground press, to magazines like 'Rolling Stone,' to regional newspapers and television, and television news programs, to papers like the 'New York Times' and public television.
I've been a radio and television news person since I was 19 years old. I'm 57 years old now. But the advantage is that I have studied, investigated, and reported over those years on nearly every major story from wars and recessions to grass roots local issues.
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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