Experts: Covering Golden Globes as Ne...

Experts: Covering Golden Globes as News Blurs an Important Line...

There are 1 comment on the Zap2it.com story from Jan 13, 2008, titled Experts: Covering Golden Globes as News Blurs an Important Line.... In it, Zap2it.com reports that:

NBC News' broadcast of a stripped-down Golden Globe Awards on Sunday raises questions about the heavy influence of the entertainment division on its sister news organization, industry veterans said.

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Alex

Calgary, Canada

#1 Jan 13, 2008
I work in the media and I think the experts here are getting their shorts in a twist over nothing. Entertainment has been a part of News since day one. Why else do newspapers include entertainment sections? Or Sports sections? News is about stuff that happens. And the coverage of an awards ceremony by a news organization is meaningless. And if you want to say everything needs a hard news hook, maybe NBC was hoping a group of rogue writers would firebomb the place or something. Seriously, the Golden Globe press conference was legitimate news as it was part of an ongoing story: the collapse of a multi-billion-dollar American industry due to labor action. There's your news hook.

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