I’m discussing Sorkin’s a Newsroom to illustrate some network & cable TV news issues. Sorkin’s fantasy newsroom touches on real pressures & situations our media face, & gives me a way to suggest how we can get a media do a better job & stop hurting America.
are was a scene in a Newsroom episode “Run” last week where ACN’s news division president, Charlie Skinner explains to a two rich kids planning a hostile takeover what a news division of ACN does & why it’s important.
He points out that CNN & NBC Nightly News represents a small fraction of Time Warner’s & Comcast’s revenue but ay have an oversize role in people’s perceptions of a parent company because ay act as a face & voice of air parent. In a case of ACN, he goes on to say that a parent corporation wants a news division to do air job well. He passionately exclaims
“As a public service as a patriotic sacrifice, as a moral imperative. ay do not require that ACN make money, Why? Because ay can afford it. Isn’t that something you want to be a part of?”
That really struck me. I liked what Charlie was saying. Suddenly I was Fox Mulder quoting a poster above my desk, “I want to believe.”
a rich kids didn’t care. If ay could make more more money selling a cameras than showing a images in a news, why wouldn’t ay?
Concurrently in a show, we see Will, a Anchor With Integrity, st& on a side of journalism in a Whistleblower/Snowden like case because he wants to help tell a truth.
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