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The Decline of Modern Journalism


Best Answer NanuqoftheNorth, 01 August 2013 - 09:47 PM

Deregulation and consolidation of the media, along with the advent of the internet, has rendered journalism a shell of its former self in this country.

 

If the Panthers want to generate more local and national press for the team, they are going to have to hand those stories to the media on a silver platter.

 

The resources no longer exist for meaningful investigative journalism like there once was.

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#31 Razeyfingers

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 02:25 AM

Yes, why would I ever think interest in the NFL has grown.  Its not like the value of NFL franchises have more than tripled since 1998

 

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Yeah one problem there, where on that chart is it talking about the NHL, NBA and MLB. Your chart supports 2% of your argument since we're talking about sports and news in general.

 

. . Maybe thats why . . and maybe thats why you think being sarcastic is funny when youre being reckless with your conclusions. Dont worry Im laughing, but its more like one of those "hrmph" single chuckle laughs.



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 11:44 AM

Yeah one problem there, where on that chart is it talking about the NHL, NBA and MLB. Your chart supports 2% of your argument since we're talking about sports and news in general.

 

. . Maybe thats why . . and maybe thats why you think being sarcastic is funny when youre being reckless with your conclusions. Dont worry Im laughing, but its more like one of those "hrmph" single chuckle laughs.

 

I'm still not sure what you're arguing.  Do you really think that interest in sports hasnt increased over the last 15-20 years?  Fantasy sports have gone from almost non-existent to a massive industry.  People used to get all their sports news through established reporters on TV or in print media, now there are literally thousands of different sources you could go to to see an opinion. 

 

Its not like no one is making money, but its just so easy to get specific information about your team  that it is difficult for national news media to compete with someone who is writing specifically about the panthers, for instance.  You mentioned that the national media could have covered TD's comeback instead of always talking about Cam, and sure, they could.  But nobody outside of this region is really going to care that much, cause while TD was an amazing comeback story, he wasnt putting up JJ Watt numbers, meanwhile Peterson and Manning were going crazy and stealing all his injury comeback thunder.  Its a story you can mention when you show Panthers highlights, but its not a great story for a national audience.

 

Journalism isnt declining, there is just less money for professional journalists and the national news guys

 

Oh and there is still a lot more interest in sports today. Thats the claim I made and its completely true, I dont really give a fug if you want to be argumentative about it. NBA franchises are up over 208% in value since 1998 (from here and here), and MLB franchises are up 160% in value since 2001 (here and here).



#33 Razeyfingers

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 02:23 AM

I'm still not sure what you're arguing.  . . .

 

 

. .  tells me to not be argumentative when he walks into the thread being sarcastic and condescending. I was merely answering your tone. If you cant take it, then dont dish it out.

 

. . still doesnt get that it says journalism. . not sports.

 

. . quotes me stats before 2010 and before tablets have gone mainstream.

 

. . tells me journalism isnt declining on a forum where we make fun of it daily.

 

. . no fugs given
 



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 03:20 AM

I have heard it explained that the downfall of the classified section has really hurt the revenue of the paper and led to the cutting of local sport coverage quality.



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 06:57 AM

So we should blame Craigslist for Joe Person

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 08:58 AM

. .  tells me to not be argumentative when he walks into the thread being sarcastic and condescending. I was merely answering your tone. If you cant take it, then dont dish it out.


Ok.  When did I tell you not to be argumentative?
 

. . still doesnt get that it says journalism. . not sports.


Like I said, I was specifically talking about sports journalism. Sorry for trying to break down your hugely broad topic by focusing on one part (the one most relevant to your op I might add)
 

. . quotes me stats before 2010 and before tablets have gone mainstream.

. . tells me journalism isnt declining on a forum where we make fun of it daily.


People have been decrying the fall of journalism long before 2010. The huddle has been complaining about it since its inception, and newspapers and magazines have been dying a slow death for decades. Everything didnt just start in 2010
 
I would agree that journalistic standards are declining, but there is still good journalism out there. Deadspin, for example, has actually done some really interesting investigative pieces. You just have to search through the explosion of crappy bloggers and shock writers who write outrageous things to get attention to find the quality writing.  Its just easier to notice the decline in standards when ESPN is doing it.

 

Here is my point: I can still find lots of great articles about the panthers, probably more than I was able to 10 years ago.  The difference is 10 years ago I could just read the paper to find something interesting, now I've got to come on the huddle and look through several different things that have been posted



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 01:06 PM

Journalism died when journalist determined that their job was not to report on news/events but to advocate for their chosen positions.  This long, slow decline has been happening for some time, but the key event that hastened the move from reporting to advocacy was the Vietnam War.  And what affects "mainstream" journalism eventually and inevitably also affects other areas of journalism, including sports.

 

 



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 01:37 PM


Like I said, I was specifically talking about sports journalism. Sorry for trying to break down your hugely broad topic by focusing on one part (the one most relevant to your op I might add)
 

 

not gonna read all that, youre already in a hole and I can already tell by the first statement that you still dont get it. I used sports as an example of how journalism is declining. . simple as that.

 

 

 

Answer's at the top of the page, let me translate it for you since youre still having trouble.

 

There's too much stuff too sift through and the fact that the internet makes it easy to get information anywhere by anyone is the cause.



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 03:35 PM

not gonna read all that, youre already in a hole

 

I must have missed where you proved anything I said was wrong.  My apologies




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