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Nobody has to tell anybody that we live in a 24/7 news cycle.
But the nature of 'news' has changed dramatically in a very short time. Some would even say that what passes for news is just a lot of celebrity gossip with a snippet of war-zone coverage and a political scandal or mud-sling thrown in for good measure.
Regardless, we still want to know what's going on in the world or our little corner of it. So do the folks who actually work in the news biz. Who knew?
Where do the news "professionals" go for the latest on their industry?
To a blog-cum-Web site, TVNewser from mediabistro.com. Launched in 2004 by Brian Stelter, a reporter for The New York Times who was then a 20-year-old senior journalism student at Towson University near Baltimore, Maryland, the site/blog provides up-to-the minute daily info about what's happening in the teevee news biz. You'll find ratings stats, who's watching what (demographic breakdowns by program), links to major cable and broadcast resources, and lists of topics, archives, and recent 'newsworthy' events.
Great quote from one day's entries on the TVNewser website —
The Hollywood Reporter: "Tune in to Fox News for comedy done right"
If you're really into this stuff — as most of the well-known talking heads seem to be, you can also sign up for the "Daily Media Newsfeed" via email.
Be warned: news, blogs, email — all this electronic buzz can be addictive....