SOWPub Small Business Forums  
 

Click Here to see the latest posts!

Ask any questions related to business / entrepreneurship / money-making / life
or share your success stories (and educational "failures")...

Sign up for the Hidden Business Ideas Letter Free edition, and receive a free report straight to your inbox: "Ordinary housewife makes $500,000+ a year in her spare time, using a simple idea, and her driveway!"

NO BLATANT ADS PLEASE
Also, please no insults or personal attacks.
Feel free to link to your web site though at the end of your posts.

Stay up to date! Get email notifications or
get "new thread" feeds here

 

Go Back   SOWPub Small Business Forums > Main Category > SOWPub Business Forum
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

SOWPub Business Forum Seeds of Wisdom Forum

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1  
Old July 21, 2011, 08:47 PM
Bozo's Avatar
Bozo Bozo is offline
The Headlight Guy
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Carlsbad, New Mexico
Posts: 202
Default Newspapers Don't Get It

I barely get it myself, but newspapers sure don't get it. Of course I'm making an assumption here, which is that the newspapers want to inform us of whatever it is they write about.

I recently discovered Google Alerts, and have found that they are perfect for keeping up with whatever topic you care to follow. You can set up an alert and you'll get emails whenever a pertinent story pops up.

A few months ago a friend killed himself and his wife in a small plane crash while traveling to visit their family. The event upset me and I got to wondering how often this happens because it seems like you don't hear about it all that often.

I set up a Google Alert for "small plane crash", which is the phrase most used by newspapers. I was surprised to learn that people are smashing these things up at a rate of over one a day.

Anyway, my point comes from these newspaper reports. The lack of facts is one thing, and seems epidemic, but the most glaring omission I've noticed is lack of location.

Newspapers all over America think they are the only newspaper in the country and that nobody beyond their local area could possibly be interested in what they have to say.

This story illustrates this lack of information. Why can't newspapers, at least on their web sites, tell us where in the world they are? Makes no sense to me.

Sure, you can deduce the location from other leads on the page.
"Duluth boy drowns..."
"Itasca County motorcyclist..."
Etc.
How hard would it be to put "from Duluth Minnesota..." somewhere on the page?
Reply With Quote
 


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Other recent posts on the forum...


Seeds of Wisdom Publishing (front page) | Seeds of Wisdom Business forum | Seeds of Wisdom Original Business Forum (Archive) | Hidden Unusual Business Ideas Newsletter | Hotsheet Profits | The Art of Leverage | The Success Report | Persuade via Remote Influence | Affia Band | The Entrepreneur's Hotsheet | The SeedZine (Entrepreneurial Ezine) | The Fly Low Collect Dough Update Hotline

Get the report on Harvey Brody's Answers to a Question-Oriented-Person


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin Version 3.6.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.