Thursday, August 1, 2013

pt8 conspiracy theorist (newsroom deniability)

e: ... half the news stories are cut-and-paste-associated-press-re-posts ... the other-half, you don't know who wrote them ...

... more plausible deniability ...
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[newsperson 5]

You never explained project gps in your article. How is that a news article?

e
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[local story]
State launches Project GPS
jul 31, 2013

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S3116089.shtml?cat=500
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e,

I agree.  Our web team didn't do a very good job explaining Project GPS.  We will effort a re-write [somebody else] this morning to clarify.  I think our broadcast story  which is included on the web page does an appropriate job explaining.

Regards,

[newsperson 5]
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[newsperson 5],

All your other stories are just as bad. You ever follow up on the 81,000 Albuquerqians who were reported to credit bureaus for not paying those illegal red-light camera tickets? Kiki Garcia [newsperson 6] would be interested to know. [she received a red-light camera ticket]

pt4 red-light fines (court: no due process)
http://adventuresofagreenhorn.blogspot.com/2013/06/pt4-red-light-fines-court-no-due-process.html

e
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[newsperson 5],

I don't know why you blame the web team, you are named as the author of the article.

e
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e,

I have already told you we would address the web script. Please don't email me if you have nothing constructive to say.  A web producer [somebody else] wrote the article based on the broadcast script.  That is common practice in this newsroom.  This email should conclude this conversation.

[news person 5]
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e: ... repeat: half the news stories are cut-and-paste-associated-press-re-posts ... the other-half, you don't know who wrote them ...

... more plausible deniability ...
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[local story]
Albuquerque drivers irked over red light ticket fines
apr 13, 2013

“Should I really be concerned? Is this hurting my driving record? My credit? There’s a lot of things to consider when you get a phone call like that,” said [KOB FM’s Kiki Garcia].

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S2997521.shtml?cat=500
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see also:

pt7 conspiracy theorist (license plate readers 2)
http://adventuresofagreenhorn.blogspot.com/2013/07/pt7-conspiracy-theorist-license-plate.html

phishing for a comment (argument or reply)
http://adventuresofagreenhorn.blogspot.com/2013/02/phishing-for-comment-argument-or-reply.html

churnalism analysis (local news site)
http://adventuresofagreenhorn.blogspot.com/2013/02/churnalism-analysis-local-news-site_8478.html