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  • #1102073

    CbusBiz
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>MRipley wrote:</div>
    Like you, I also expect a much more in-depth, true journalistic analysis from the Dispatch regarding a Wi-Fi upgrade at the local airports. Disappointed to no end!

    What’s unimportant to you is important to others.

    When the topic is something you take more seriously, perhaps you’ll feel differently.

    He’s not critical of the topic he’s critical of the effort. Regurgitated press releases is not journalism.

    #1102150

    Analogue Kid
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Walker Evans wrote:</div>

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>MRipley wrote:</div><br>
    Like you, I also expect a much more in-depth, true journalistic analysis from the Dispatch regarding a Wi-Fi upgrade at the local airports. Disappointed to no end!

    What’s unimportant to you is important to others.

    When the topic is something you take more seriously, perhaps you’ll feel differently.

    He’s not critical of the topic he’s critical of the effort. Regurgitated press releases is not journalism.

    Exactly. News organizations are supposed to have a solid line between reporting and advertising, and this seems to be blurring it. Did the Dispatch get paid to run this story? Were they just looking to fill space? Regardless, there is no excuse for running a press release. It’s far different from a wire report for instance.

    #1102153
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    Exactly. News organizations are supposed to have a solid line between reporting and advertising, and this seems to be blurring it.

    Technically, I’d say it’s blurring the lines between reporting and public relations, not advertising.

    #1102154

    jackoh
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Analogue Kid wrote:</div>
    Exactly. News organizations are supposed to have a solid line between reporting and advertising, and this seems to be blurring it.

    Technically, I’d say it’s blurring the lines between reporting and public relations, not advertising.

    What is the difference between public relations and advertising?

    #1102155
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    What is the difference between public relations and advertising?

    Advertising is paid. Public Relations is earned (unpaid).

    If a business purchases an ad, that’s advertising.

    If a business sends out a press release about an announcement in the hopes of being written about, that’s public relations.

    For more details: http://bfy.tw/2p51

    ;)

    #1102157

    pez
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>jackoh wrote:</div>
    What is the difference between public relations and advertising?

    Advertising is paid. Public Relations is earned (unpaid).

    If a business purchases an ad, that’s advertising.

    If a business sends out a press release about an announcement in the hopes of being written about, that’s public relations.

    For more details: http://bfy.tw/2p51

    ;)

    While it’s OK to reprint press releases, it’s probably a best practice for any ‘source of record’ to note on the byline that it’s a press release.

    #1102300
    lazyfish
    lazyfish
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    what is CU’s policy regarding press- releases PR and advertising?

    #1102305
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    what is CU’s policy regarding press- releases PR and advertising?

    We treat everything separately. Advertising and news reporting are kept 100% separate by our staff who either handles one or the other, and if there are any featured article series that are supported directly by a sponsor, they’re clearly marked as such — for example… the “GCAC Presents” series, which is presented by GCAC.

    As far as press releases go, we’ll use them for story ideas/leads but will seek additional information beyond what is initially provided in the release. We probably get 100 press releases per weekday via email, and sift through and disregard the majority of them.

    If a press release is posted verbatim, it’s only to the message board in a related topic, posted by the NEWS account, and marked as being a press release or media release.

    #1106397

    News
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    FROM HERE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/morning_call/2015/12/morning-roundup-columbus-dispatch-parents-possible.html

    The parent of the Columbus Dispatch has sold the chain’s second-largest holding. The Las Vegas Review-Journal announced last night that New Media Investment Group had sold the paper, which it just bought in March, for an undisclosed price to undisclosed financial backers who formed News & Media Capital Group LLC to buy the paper.

    #1107637
    lazyfish
    lazyfish
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    The Dispatch is really crashing and burning, very little actual news, lots of wire reports, press releases, and feel good fluffy stuff. Glad to see they are attempting to label sponsored content. On the otherhand their facebook presence seems to be picking up, god help us all.

    #1107642
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    On the otherhand their facebook presence seems to be picking up, god help us all.

    If the Dispatch *is* growing on Facebook, it’s because they’re paying for it. Facebook dropped the hammer on all publishers — large and small — in mid-2015 and both engagement and reach has plummeted. Facebook wants publishers to either pay to engage the audience they’ve built, or publish through their Instant Article platform, and keep users from ever leaving Facebook:

    http://digiday.com/publishers/facebooks-traffic-top-publishers-fell-32-percent-since-january/

    Time well tell, but I don’t think publishers are going to swing for it. Facebook is overreaching.

    #1107703
    Posole
    Posole
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    DISPATCH
    OHIO’S
    GREATEST
    HOME NEWSPAPER
    140 YEARS OF SERVICE

    (now published in TEXAS)

    #1108108
    lazyfish
    lazyfish
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    Role of GateHouse and deep-pocketed investors emerges in sale of Las Vegas paper

    Along the way, GateHouse has earned a reputation for layoffs and cost cuts, as it became one of the largest news outlet owners in the industry. Today, its parent company, New Media Investment Group Inc., says it owns 575 publications in 32 states.

    http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2015/12/23/gatehouse/QTb3MlbeDENa7x4jioZuAN/story.html?s_campaign=bostonglobe%3Asocialflow%3Afacebook

    #1109592

    Analogue Kid
    Participant

    Browsing the Dispatch on my phone today, I got a hijack/redirect to the website facebook.com-dm123s.space saying my phone is today’s lucky mobile device and to click here to see what the reward could be. Seems legit. Even worse, I can’t hit the back button to get back to the Dispatch. Nice work increasing your ad revenue folks…

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