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WIN shows you the news, then the CT tells you about it

By johnboy 23 January 2009 27

Now here’s a peculiar thing.

WIN News have added a segment (meaning they’ve bumped either an ad or their own content) wherein the Canberra Times tells you about things that are going to be in the paper tomorrow.

I’d be fascinated to hear which way, if at all, the dollars are flowing on this deal.

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winning star 8:41 am 26 Jan 09

From what I saw the Canberra Times thing was only like 30 seconds long! That isn’t a massive segment of news!

But on the Saturday times, flicking through I was amazed how much of it is just nearly full-page advertisements. Very little local news there.

I reckon you’d dump National news over the local. The local rates better.

johnboy 1:59 am 25 Jan 09

dvaey said :

johnboy said :

You’ve just described enough work for two or three full time positions (ask the prime and ten news teams in Canberra).

Seriously, video is extremely expensive to produce compared to text. It’s something we’ll keep looking at and thinking about but I wouldn’t hold your breathe.

It might be two or three full-time positions for a TV station, but Im sure that putting together the articles in CT takes several more full-time positions than the RiotACT website takes. In this day and age of technology, video isnt that expensive to produce. If you want to put together a studio-recorded program with live-to-air segments, sure you need the big bucks. If you just want to put together a local news piece, with a few clips on dvcam, clipping them together with some mobile phone vids with nandub and putting it on a podcast, thats hardly difficult. As an example, FarkTV comes to mind.

Dude,

You want to produce a local summary I’ll embed it,

But I think you’ll find that the work involved won’t justify the audience willing to view it.

Granny 7:23 pm 24 Jan 09

Wow!! Maybe I could do GrannyTV! *chuckle*

dvaey 7:07 pm 24 Jan 09

johnboy said :

You’ve just described enough work for two or three full time positions (ask the prime and ten news teams in Canberra).

Seriously, video is extremely expensive to produce compared to text. It’s something we’ll keep looking at and thinking about but I wouldn’t hold your breathe.

It might be two or three full-time positions for a TV station, but Im sure that putting together the articles in CT takes several more full-time positions than the RiotACT website takes. In this day and age of technology, video isnt that expensive to produce. If you want to put together a studio-recorded program with live-to-air segments, sure you need the big bucks. If you just want to put together a local news piece, with a few clips on dvcam, clipping them together with some mobile phone vids with nandub and putting it on a podcast, thats hardly difficult. As an example, FarkTV comes to mind.

dvaey 7:00 pm 24 Jan 09

johnboy said :

Is there anything more annoying than WIN News when you know the cricket has re-started?

What about national news, when you know the cricket has started? The alternative, is that Channel 9 drops all local coverage, and gives us a direct feed from Sydney from the coin-toss until stumps at the end of the day. After all, if we’re watching sydney cricket, sydney news and sydney cricket again, why do they care about us?

monomania 6:48 pm 24 Jan 09

grunge_hippy said :

i think its a case of the CT paying WIN money to get people to buy their crappy newspaper.

not working!

Falling circulation.

But they sell 34000 weekdays Readership 99000

and   60000 Saturday Readership 155000

I like newspapers and CT in particular.

I agree that advertising should not be incorporated into the news.

        

Granny 4:06 pm 24 Jan 09

Yes – you’d need some pretty big sponsors to cover all that! Unless you can manage to clone yourself somehow I think I’ll have to live without RiotTV ….

: )

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