Skip to comments.The Rise of 'Multi Stream' Media
Posted on 10/25/2010 8:39:49 AM PDT by MichCapCon
In 1997, Henry Payne, the political cartoonist for the Detroit News and editor of TheMichiganView.com, said he was in Washington D.C. for a press conference on the international agreement on climate change called the Kyoto Protocol. Payne recalled the first question of the press conference was asked by the New York Times environmental reporter.
"How do we get Americans to stop driving SUVs?" Payne said the reporter asked.
Kyoto sets binding agreements for 37 countries for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to the United Nations.
Payne said the rest of the press conference was "simple cheerleading" by reporters.
He used the 13-year-old anecdote during a panel discussion about new media put on last week put on by the TheMichiganView.com and the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Payne said the incident was an example of why the evolving new media is needed to get different perspectives to news consumers.
Moving forward to recent history, Payne pointed out that during the last couple of years the "Climategate" scandal has become a household word despite the mainstream media's reluctance to report it...
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The stupidest thing the press has ever done is make it difficult for the self starting to get a position. Once a person decides to give up and take charge, there’s nothing stopping them. The media has turned themselves into a Mandarin class that has made it difficult for people to get in unless they spout a certain mantra and have a certain ‘look’ and lets be frank, they’ve failed in their duty to inform people of the facts, things they have a right to know about, no matter how unpleasant. And they are now just an extension of the entertainment industry.
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