Sunday, September 3, 2017

Jornolist lives.

The question arises, if there can be such word-for-word repetition in multiple media outlets on an insignificant story presented as original content, what media coordination exist with respect to stories that are not so insignificant?

5 comments:

ÆtherCzar said...

Would love to know the story behind how this happened.

Francis W. Porretto said...

Local stations and the writers behind local programming copy stuff from one another all the time. They consider it safe, as virtually no one watches local news programs from more than one locale. Yes, it's plagiarism of a sort, but it's not conspiratorial...that is, not quite. It's just accepted practice among the C-teams and D-teams of TV programming. You'd probably find similar patterns in local radio.

St Louis Arch said...

There's actually a service that works up the stories and sells that to news stations, talk shows, blogs and the like. There was one of those insider stories a few years ago detailing the, er, details. As for larger stories, Rush started running media montages in the early Bush years. And I strongly suspect there's a new 'Journolist' out there, only more tightly held. Sort of like when the .gov or Silicon Valley gets busted on an odious program,and promise to ditch it. You can guarantee they have an improved version to replace it with. What, you thought they would actually give up the data hoovering?

ÆtherCzar said...

Here's the story - apparently, they all subscribe to a CNN news service that includes scripted stories...

Col. B. Bunny said...

Thanks Aether Czar. That's interesting. I know a lot of AP filler gets read over the air on the radio and it's no big deal so long as it's identified as AP material. The radio people call such material "rip and read" stuff. This story is about holiday gift giving so it's not any smoking gun about Comey or Russia collusion. But it does highlight St. Louis Arch's point that this occurs in more substantive areas. Rush's montages were and are absolutely choice and that Jornolist group was anything but benign.