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Does great reporting matter if nobody sees it? (Dan Rather - Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)
Poynter Online ^ | March | Jim Rendon

Posted on 03/08/2011 3:56:10 AM PST by abb

That’s what Jim Rendon asks in his piece about Dan Rather and his work on HDNet. Owner Mark Cuban has made little effort to extend Rather’s reach, he writes. New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter hasn’t written about Rather’s show since it first launched because HDNet has never “flagged one of his big stories for me effectively.”

See here the article in Mother Jones magazine.

http://motherjones.com/media/2011/02/dan-rather-reports-mark-cuban-hd-net?page=1

Dan Rather: Inside Mark Cuban's Gilded Cage

At 79, the former CBS anchorman is still kicking ass and winning Emmys. But with his exposés sandwiched between pro wrestling and Girls Gone Wild, is anybody watching?


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: advertising; danrather; dbm; ratherbiased; seebs; television
If a telecast was made, yet no one saw it, how do we know if it was even aired?
1 posted on 03/08/2011 3:56:15 AM PST by abb
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To: 04-Bravo; 1cewolf; aimhigh; andyandval; Arizona Carolyn; Bahbah; bert; bilhosty; Caipirabob; ...

here’s the link.

http://motherjones.com/media/2011/02/dan-rather-reports-mark-cuban-hd-net?page=1


2 posted on 03/08/2011 3:57:49 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

The MSM is incapable of great reporting—Moot point.


3 posted on 03/08/2011 4:00:57 AM PST by Arm_Bears (I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is drinking.)
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To: abb

The term "great reporting" should never be used to refer to "Dan
Rather," the failed news reader, in any manner whatsoever!

4 posted on 03/08/2011 4:04:08 AM PST by Zakeet (Disclosure: Long on trees, long on hemp, short on Libtards)
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To: abb

http://www.slate.com/id/2287526/pagenum/all/
What’s Not Hot? Newsweek.
Editor Tina Brown lays an egg in her redesign.

http://orrenmedia.com/2011/03/07/paywall-ho/
It’s official– the Dallas Morning News paywall goes live tomorrow

http://www.adweek.com/aw/content_display/news/media/e3ic299cdffb5a8ed0b80da9feaebe93c3d
Squall Hits ‘The Atlantic’
Andrew Sullivan’s exit means big traffic loss for site

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2011/03/radar-exclusive-charlie-sheen-negotiations-with-hdnet-boss-mark-cuban-tv
RADAR EXCLUSIVE: Charlie Sheen In Negotiations With HDNet Boss Mark Cuban, TV Billionaire Says ‘It Would Be A Great Show’

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-0307-tribune-questions-20110306,0,3552773.story
Tribune Co. bankruptcy nearing finish line

http://online.barrons.com/article/SB50001424052970204434504576180581507933082.html
Can the New York Times Paper Over Its Problems?


5 posted on 03/08/2011 4:07:44 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb
Sandwiched between pro wrestling and Girls Gone Wild

karma's a bitch, isn't it Dan

6 posted on 03/08/2011 4:11:14 AM PST by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: abb

http://www.niemanlab.org/2011/03/who-owns-newspaper-companies-the-banks-funds-and-investors-and-their-big-slices-of-the-industry/
Who owns newspaper companies? The banks, funds, and investors and their (big) slices of the industry

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/05/AR2011030504160.html
As telecom industry evolves, success of Netflix is its biggest threat


7 posted on 03/08/2011 4:12:45 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/464894-Witnesses_Set_for_Net_Neutrality_Hearing.php
Witnesses Set for Net Neutrality Hearing
Will be followed by markup hearing on the bill

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/dan-rather-i-felt-like-hell-of-course-i-did-after-cbs-didnt-renew-his-contract_b56164#more-56164
Dan Rather: ‘I felt like hell, of course I did’ After CBS Didn’t Renew His Contract

http://www.adweek.com/aw/content_display/news/digital/e3i71d03a73e295cd87c624c824edfdf21d
YouTube Nabs Next New Networks
Launches initiative aimed at partner development

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704076804576180693973688486.html
With Fairy Tales and Alternate Realities, TV Pilots Go High Concept

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703559604576176320248064298.html
New York Times Ad Sales Slip


8 posted on 03/08/2011 4:35:12 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

Bush’s fault.....no really!


9 posted on 03/08/2011 4:41:05 AM PST by zavvone
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To: abb

Same for music that isn’t heard or art that isn’t seen or machines that aren’t used.


10 posted on 03/08/2011 5:05:07 AM PST by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: All

What’s the frequency, Kenneth?


11 posted on 03/08/2011 5:08:09 AM PST by BipolarBob (I'm BiPolar,BiWinning AND have a clean drug test. Questions? Call 1-800-CharlieSheen)
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To: abb

If I say that Dan was and is a member of the vast liberal progressive media culture and wouldn’t know or accept a conservative thought to save his own life ... would that statement be “false but accurate?”

No sarcasm was used in the above message.


12 posted on 03/08/2011 5:30:21 AM PST by SES1066 (Michael Moore - What's yours is mine, what's mine is mine and now you must pay me!)
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To: abb
At 79, the former CBS anchorman is still kicking kissing ass and winning Emmys.

Typo.

13 posted on 03/08/2011 5:31:49 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: Zakeet

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1969/12/learning-to-love-the-shallow-divisive-unreliable-new-media/8415/1/

Learning to Love the (Shallow, Divisive, Unreliable) New Media

Everyone from President Obama to Ted Koppel is bemoaning a decline in journalistic substance, seriousness, and sense of proportion. But the author, a longtime advocate of these values, takes a journey through the digital-media world and concludes there isn’t any point in defending the old ways. Consumer-obsessed, sensationalist, and passionate about their work, digital upstarts are undermining the old media—and they may also be pointing the way to a brighter future.


14 posted on 03/08/2011 6:18:47 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/top-stories/122219/frank-rich-i-wanted-to-hang-it-up-at-the-times-while-i-still-enjoyed-it/
Frank Rich: ‘I wanted to hang it up at The Times while I still enjoyed it’

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-07/gannett-considers-charging-for-online-news-content-dubow-says.html
Gannett Considers Charging for Online Newspaper Content, CEO Dubow Says

http://newsonomics.com/nine-questions-on-the-dallas-morning-news-pay-plan/
Nine Questions on the Dallas Morning News Pay Plan

http://www.wwd.com/media-news?module=tn#/article/media-news/fashion-memopad/trying-to-foil-the-haters-3544711
The Inside Line on Newsweek’s Redesign


15 posted on 03/08/2011 6:27:30 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: stuartcr
Same for music that isn’t heard or art that isn’t seen or machines that aren’t used.

Or trees that fall in forest devoid of ears...

16 posted on 03/08/2011 7:01:10 AM PST by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - It's only uncivil when someone on the right does it.- Laz)
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To: abb

Courage, Dan. /sarcasm


17 posted on 03/08/2011 8:14:03 AM PST by PGalt
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To: abb; All
We need to COMBINE two of the biggest stories you've linked to today..the Mark Cuban/Dan Rather self-assessment, and the news that Cuban is contemplating a shown with Charlie Sheen...

Obviously, Cuban should put them together..that's right..Sheen and Rather..a latter day version of CrossFire..or Two and NO-Half Men.. But we need to come up with a title for the new show...

18 posted on 03/08/2011 8:35:52 AM PST by ken5050 (Admin Moderators rule!!!!)
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To: ken5050

Rather Half-Assed Men.


19 posted on 03/08/2011 8:52:51 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: ken5050

Two Rather Half-Assed Men


20 posted on 03/08/2011 9:00:51 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

winnah!!!


21 posted on 03/08/2011 9:07:44 AM PST by ken5050 (Admin Moderators rule!!!!)
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To: abb

“But the company [NYT] has struggled to make enough money from its digital operations to stem the decline in print advertising ...”

Well, naturally, anyone with a lick of sense knows that it will be impossible to replace print advertising revenues with digital revenues for any print media operation for a plethora of reasons, but mostly because the Internet broke the print media’s publication monopolies, with subscription revenues approaching zero, as well as bringing down the revenue per ad from thousands of dollars to tiny fractions of cents, and in one important case, namely Craigslist, ads are outright free.

The monopoly print media dinosaurs are doomed, and that’s a good thing. A very good thing. Because most have simply become propaganda organs for the Socialist Democrats and the neo-Marxist “progressives”.


22 posted on 03/08/2011 9:29:26 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from the right stuff!)
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To: abb

> Two Rather Half-Assed Men

That adds up to a complete ass.


23 posted on 03/08/2011 10:37:33 AM PST by jim_trent
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To: ken5050

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2011/3/8/rich-journalism-goldsmith-crimson/
Frank Rich Discusses Modern Journalism


24 posted on 03/08/2011 11:30:58 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb
The falsification of the National Guard documents was a felony. The only reason Burkett, Mapes and Rather weren't sitting in front of a Federal grand jury is because the Bush Administration let them off the hook.

BTW, Burkett claims he burned the original documents after he faxed them. Anybody else believe that?

25 posted on 03/08/2011 11:37:58 AM PST by Richard Kimball
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