The news annoys me sometimes

When I woke up this morning I learned that at least 6 people this morning died when a bus carrying a college team went over an overpass.

Only two news websites actually included the name of the school in the story headline.  I checked CNN, MSNBC, ESPN, FOXNews, ABC, and CBS (images below).  Only ABC and FOXNews did the right thing by including the school’s name in the headline.  And yes, you just read that correctly, I gave FOXNews a compliment, and in this case it is well derserved.

I can’t imagine being a parent of an college baseball student athlete playing for any college in Ohio, reading the headline, and being left wondering if my child was involved.  The news owes adding the college name in those headlines to the parents, not to metnion all the loved-ones involved. 

This reminds me of a local news station reporting during a commercial break that a popular radio DJ has just died in a car crash.  Their exact words, “A popular radio personality has died in a freakish car accident,  tune in at 5 for compete coverage.”  I can’t tell you how many people were left freaking out wondering if a part of their daily life has tragically died.


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3 Responses to The news annoys me sometimes

  1. Nathan Hart says:

    fear is a great motivator, and people who are motivated and afraid “stay tuned,” and while they stay tuned, they watch advertisements, and advertisers pay a lot of money for this, and money promises happiness to those who produce the news….

  2. what a terrible accident. Their poor families!

  3. Theresa says:

    it was always my impression that the news had limit the imformation they reported until the families of those involved were contacted by “the authorities.” The problem comes from news being reported the minute it happens, which doesn’t allow other people time to do their jobs. Can you imagine finding out from the news that your child was in a crash? you wouldn’t know where to go, who to call, how to get to them, until someone contacted you directly. I grant you the point that not knowing which school it was would unnecessarily create that kind of panic for other people, but sensationalism doesn’t care about that.

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