February 27, 2010

The Anchor's Chair

I watched a bit of CNN's coverage of the Chile quake and Hawaii tsunami, and I was struck by the fact the "reporting" consisted of news anchors basically surfing the Web using really huge touchscreen television sets.

So, television reporting of breaking news now consists of the "talent" surfing Web pages pretty much anyone on the planet can access.

I'm curious if news outlets are even somewhat consciously aware of how completely irrelevant the Internet has made them. Because, honestly, I really don't need to turn on the television to watch somebody essentially surf the Web for me. I can do that myself and, quite frankly, get better results.

Posted by Ryan at February 27, 2010 05:31 PM | TrackBack
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