History[ edit ] The idea for a business news program had come from Susan J. Moran developed the program concept and the editorial staff expanded to launch NBR.
Opinion Current Problems in the Media The burgeoning problems with the media have been documented in great detail by researchers, academicians and journalists themselves: High levels of inaccuracies Public confidence in the media, already low, continues to slip.
According to an in-depth study by the American Society of Newspaper Editors in23 percent of the public find factual errors in the news stories of their daily paper at least once a week while more than a third of the public - 35 percent - see spelling or grammar mistakes in their newspaper more than once a week.
The study also found that 73 percent of adults in America have become more skeptical about the accuracy of their news.
The level of inaccuracy noticed is even higher when the public has first-hand knowledge of a news story. Almost 50 percent of the public reports having had first-hand knowledge of a news event at some time even though they were not personally part of the story. Of that group, only 51 percent said the facts in the story were reported accurately, with the remainder finding errors ranging from misinterpretations to actual errors.
The Columbia Journalism Review and the nonprofit, nonpartisan research firm Public Agenda polled senior journalists nationwide in on various questions. Sensationalism There is tendency for the press to play up and dwell on stories that are sensational - murders, car crashes, kidnappings, sex scandals and the like.
In a study by the American Society of Newspaper Editors, eighty percent of the American public said they believe "journalists chase sensational stories because they think it will sell papers, not because they think it is important news.
Mistakes regularly left uncorrected A poll by the Columbia Journalism Review and the nonprofit research firm Public Agenda of senior journalists nationwide found: Fully 70 percent of the respondents felt that most news organizations do a "poor" 20 percent or "fair" 50 percent job of informing the public about errors in their reporting.
Barely a quarter called it "good.
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Almost four in ten of those people interviewed feel sure many factual errors are never corrected because reporters and editors are eager to hide their mistakes. More than half think most news organizations lack proper internal guidelines for making corrections. A majority 52 percent thinks the media needs to give corrections more prominent display.
Over 40 percent said their news organization does not even have a person designated to review and assess requests for corrections. Poor coverage of important issues While the media is busy covering sensationalist stories, issues that affect our lives and the whole world receive little attention.
The Environment A study by the Center for Media and Public Affairs found the number of stories about the environment on the network news went from in and in to only in and in At the same time, the number of stories about entertainment soared from in and 95 into stories inand in Meanwhile, getting environmental stories into print, or on the air, has never been more difficult.
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The only countries to reach that target have been the Scandinavian countries. The US ranks at the very bottom with a pathetic 0. A sizeable amount of our aid is political in nature and does not go toward benefiting people in need.
Even when private donations are included in the mix, our country still ranks at the bottom in total giving per capita.“For all sorts of reasons, timidity, self-satisfaction, greed, inappropriate desire to belong for all these reasons and more, there is an .
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