Public Disheartened With Glossy News, Call For Back To Basics Approach
increases for real news as big news channels dumb down our daily intake
The public call for ‘no holes barred’ news is becoming
louder every day. Celebrity gossip now makes the headlines of the most serious
news channels and 24 hour new stations increase the amount of speculation,
rather than news, that is reported.
Thisismereporting.com founder Leanne McMahon states
“The feedback I’m getting is that people have become quite disillusioned with a
lot of news today. It’s dumbed down and spoon fed to us. They want
to hear about the war in Iraq
from the guy who risks his life to go to the market for food every day. Rather than 20 minutes on one fleshed out
news story, they’d rather have a few small pieces on world news, something
which is usually neglected by the mainstream stations.”
People’s opinions of these events is also something
lacking from today’s news.
“I can see from the way the site is growing that
people have a lot to say, they want themselves heard, they want to ask
questions.” McMahon said.
Thisismereporting.com is a website that brings news
reporting back to the people.