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Strange What Makes "Top Of The Fold" In News


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Remember when we used get our news via dead trees and the most important news was placed on the front page above the line when the paper was folded in half. The internet equivalent is what gets placed on a news site's homepage.

So today I go to cnn.com's homepage and see a news guy gets a big splash because he has a kid. WTF, why is that considered headline news?

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6 minutes ago, Thai Spice said:

Then again, taking CNN (or FOX) like examples......

They both are reality TV shows not news channels, let alone information sources ....

 

"Info-tainment" -- critical thinking skills come in handy.

Usually, if you dig into their "stories" and check the reference links you can find legitimate background materials (not necessarily from "news" sources).

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3 hours ago, forcebwithu said:

Remember when we used get our news via dead trees and the most important news was placed on the front page above the line when the paper was folded in half. The internet equivalent is what gets placed on a news site's homepage.

So today I go to cnn.com's homepage and see a news guy gets a big splash because he has a kid. WTF, why is that considered headline news?

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Have seen the same phenomena in the UK Times print edition- with no sport on (there goes the sport section), travel section (well can't do that at present) e.t.c, e.t.c , how do you find other stories that aren't COVID-19 to report on? The Times seem to have gone down the route of turning their own journalists into celebrities and filling out parts of the paper with pieces on their own staff. Given many journalists are massive ego-maniacs this seems to work  well for both sides😀

Looks like a variation on the same where one of CNN's own is turned into the story.

Unless Anderson Cooper is a star in his own right in the US??

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11 minutes ago, Lemondropkid said:

Have seen the same phenomena in the Times print edition- with no sport on (there goes the sport section), travel section (well can't do that at present) e.t.c, e.t.c , how do you find other stories that aren't COVID-19 to report on? The Times seem to have gone down the route of turning their own journalists into celebrities and filling out parts of the paper with pieces on their own staff. Given many journalists are massive ego-maniacs this seems to work  well for both sides😀

Looks like a variation on the same where one of CNN's own is turned into the story.

Unless Anderson Cooper is a star in his own right in the US??

Cooper is one of the few "well known" CNN broadacast anchors. He is LGBTQ.
Possibly being gay and "having" a baby is intended as an uplifting human interest story.
Not much happiness in the news these days.

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2 hours ago, Stillearly said:

same in the UK , Boris has just had his 6th or 7th kid with his latest live in  🙂  

Well at least we know his garden doesn't have a slope on it (unlike the ones in Pattaya).

 

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