Top of the Day to all,
Have you heard of the Orange Street News? To those that have, I say, isn’t it a great story. To those that have not, I say, the Orange Street News.org is an on line community newspaper (paper copy published once a month, annual subscription $14.99) owned and managed by Hilde Kate Lysiak, its only reporter. The Orange Street News recently scooped all other area papers on a murder in Selinsgrove, PA. After the story was out, “Exclusive: Murder on Ninth Street”, she received harsh criticism about her reporting because of her age and gender. An interesting commentary, check it out. It gives one hope.
I sometimes wonder about the quality of the news and the role of the press in today’s world. Has the internet taken over, facebook, twitter? The daily news on TV is mostly local mayhem, weather and sports. The daily news shows are exactly that, shows pandering to their market, protecting their ratings. Not that I don’t enjoy them, I do. It’s just that sometimes they seem so repetitive I can’t watch or listen. The Sunday shows are OK, but watching them all takes away from other activities and affects the quality of weekend life.
What news do you look for, local, national, international? Where do you get your news? Do you care about it? Do you think you can do anything about it?
By the way, what about the news adds disguised as announcements of the upcoming news? You know, “Coming right up”. The first add is for news at the end of the show news report, the others are buried after the weather and traffic reports. Better yet, announced at 6:00 as “On at 11:00”.
Did you read the Globe’s fictitious, Orwellian Front Page about the future under Donald Trump? Is this a new genre of entertainment news? Or is it the start of a fight back against the talk shows to recapture lost readers?
Maybe it’s best to stick with PBS. If I can answer two thirds of the questions on Wait, Wait, Don’t tell me I feel I have had a good week following the news. How about you?