So, in closing, I urge us all to stay steadfast to our traditional distaste for government regulation of journalistic practice. Good journalism is certainly an ideal. It is an admirable quality to urge any media outlet to adopt and follow. The norms are important and should continue to be taught, not merely to avoid legal liability, but because they serve an important democratic function. But they are not law and should not be.
A certain level of aggregation is necessary to provide media companies with economies of scale. Doyle (2002b) uses the example of the UK film industry to explain this point. Most film production firms in the country are small and fragmented. As a result, the amount of money they can put into a film venture is relatively low.
Cross promotion is also possible when the media firms utilize other platforms to advertise an incoming film. Film makers in the UK must bear the risk of making their productions alone. They cannot market their products aggressively, control distribution, or invest in high-quality products. As a consequence, most of them yield poor returns.
Domination of conglomerates gives too much precedence to profit-making rather than news quality. As a result, it undermines media content and leads to a deterioration in the quality of journalism (Sparks, 1995). Most conglomerates exist owing to their focus on profit generation. Sometimes this occurs through sensationalism. To garner more audiences, these bodies strive to make their news entertaining.
An Iranian-born, U.S. naturalized 40-year-old man who launched multiple international cyber-attacks on media, bloggers, and legal news aggregation websites was sentenced on Monday to five years in federal prison and ordered to pay more than $520,000 in restitution, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox.
"The quality of content is the lifeline of media and only high-quality can win overseas market. Gazprom-Media looks forward to working with Chinese internet media to explore products and projects that have bright prospect," said Fedotov.
Now imagine the power of 10 posts, just like that, reaching a potential customer. That's how a social media aggregator is going to increase your quality leads, by creating a visual impact with potential customers who visit your website.
The website was founded in 2000 by McIntyre, a former trader at the Chicago Board Options Exchange, and Bevan, a former advertising agency account executive. McIntyre explained "it really wasn't any more complicated than there should be a place online that pulled together all this quality information." They call what they do "intelligent aggregation". The site has grown in election-season spurts since it first went online. It has expanded from a two-man operation to a full-time staff of more than two dozen employees overseeing the company's mainstay, RealClearPolitics, as well as ten smaller sites. 2b1af7f3a8