Bettina Hansen

photojournalism in musing and pictures

What’s wrong with NPR?

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With the writers’ strike still on and shows like The Daily Show still off the air, clearly some of our generation has nowhere to turn for news. News hounds pine for Comedy Central:

“We’re slightly lost,” Appelbaum admits. “I’ve been going as far as listening to NPR on my way home.” (I found it on Romenesko’s daily Poynter e-mails)

Since when has listening to NPR become a last resort?!? I listen to NPR as much as possible, and they have come leaps and bounds to appeal to a wider audience since I was a kid.

Just because there are no SNL-type skits or good looking actors feeding synthesized opinions to you, my generation seems to believe that it is a lesser form of news.

If those who are so disillusioned with their local daily news have to turn to a cable comedy show to get the messages by which they will view the world, so be it. I like the Daily Show, and watch it whenever there is cable T.V. around, but it is not meant to replace real news by any means.

I don’t know whether to call these people lazy, or as in Orwell’s 1984, simply too tired and overworked to think for themselves. That’s my rant for the day.

Another Imuris photo:

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Written by bettinahansen

December 20, 2007 at 5:22 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. from npr.org on 12/31

    New “microblogging” tools give people the ability to post short blogs — just a sentence long. A new generation of tools lets users publish audio and video blogs simply by using their cell phones, which means people can blog from almost anywhere and at any time.

    Uncle Jim

    Jaime

    December 31, 2007 at 5:51 pm


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