I can hear both sides of the story on the internet. On tv, i can only hear what those idiots want me to hear. When ever i talk to my parents ( who watch tv ) they only talk about certain parts of the news story and i add in the missed parts. They typically say REALLY!
I've been doing nothing but compare the news on both means for more thn 10 years and It's clear to see that on tv you're always going to be shown two sides to a three dimensional problem and because as a means to convey important information, it is far too pervious to the influence of big money, were it not a profit focused business model.
When you watch the news you only see one side of the story. For example, Vietnam. Everyone thought the US was winning and that the US tactics were superior to the rest of the world's. That was incorrect. The US was losing for the majority of Vietnam and our tactics were terrible. The guerilla warfare of the Vietnamese proved the victor to our go-in-and-tear-****-up.
The television twists stories based on their opinon. You'll only get one side. On the internet, you'll get both sides because of all the individual people.
That's not to say that it is necessarily better or even commonly better, but if you access proper broadsheet newspapers online you shouldn't do too bad, and broadsheets are better than even the better news stations on TV.
The internet will always be better than the news on the TV.
You can't look up everything that you need on a computer instead of having to flip through channels and wait to hear any news if there is any at all.
If you're not going to FOX news online or MSNBC online, you get more unbiased news frankly a lot faster.
On tv most of the stations are bias, on the internet you can get truth seeking news.
Its reports breaking news faster, much less biased then televised news, and provides more details in less time then televised news ever could.
Television News is very selective in what they report. You can find anything online, but with that also means you can find some pretty unreliable sources. Overall though you get a better understanding from the internet then by just watching TV.
Traditional television news is controlled by a few large corporations with their own agendas. While the Internet is subject to these same influences, there are also many opportunities to receive news from non-journalists. By combining the information from traditional and non-traditional sources, the Internet provides a fuller picture of what is happening in virtually any situation.
On the Internet, there are many more sources for news than there are on the television. News is viewed and discussed from a large variety of angles and viewpoints. There is a lot more room for discussion, as news websites are not constrained by time limits, as television shows are. Also, on many news websites, readers are allowed to voice their opinions in a comment section, allowing for a larger variety of viewpoints to enter the discussion.
While television production delays the reporting of news significantly, Internet news has the obvious advantage of being available almost immediately after news is made. For that reason, I think that the Internet is a better news source, though the credibility of stories and sources is sometimes an issue.
No matter which side of the isle you find yourself attracted to, television news sources have shown that they have an agenda to maintain. Their advertisers, stock holders and listening audience all have a part in what comes out over the airwaves. "Yellow Dog Journalism" has been alive and well for many decades. Getting the attention of viewers has been their number one priority. They must satisfy the people that sign the pay checks, and they can't do that unless they draw an audience. They do whatever they can to sensationalize news coverage, so that a viewer will watch. In recent years, journalism has not so much changed, as it has intensified, so that journalist decided to stop reporting the truth and began to try and shape world views into the form they wish it to be. It still comes down to how much money can be made.
The Internet is a much better way of getting the news and getting so much more information than what is provided for on television. When you watch television for your news, you only get about a minute and a half. When researching news online, you get many different views and slants, as well as facts and links where you can search for additional information. The Internet can provide some false information but, if you are diligent in looking for the facts and expanding on the news that you are interested in, you will be far better served by going online.
The Internet is a better source of news than television because the Internet has a more diverse base. In America, the television news media has a strong liberal bias while the Internet news sources are diverse. Internet news sources range from kooky right wing to kooky left wing and a lot in the middle. The Internet provides far more foreign news sources than television.
With the advances in technology, the Internet can gather information quicker than television can. Most people today have cell phones, and are able to load up articles and video footage rather quickly these days. Television may take some time to gather information, because they may have to wait for it to come off the "wire".
I do feel that the Internet is a better news source than television. With a television news broadcast you are usually given just a small amount of information on the subject discussed. When using the Internet to obtain the news, it is very simple to find more detailed information on any news subject.
Television news is controlled by corporate interests and is designed to maximize ratings through sensationalism and crass appeal. While the Internet is not immune to these problems, the lower cost of entry, the ability for news seekers to seek out any Internet source, and the ability to cater to a smaller niche help make the Internet a superior source of news. In addition, most Internet news is text-based, which conveys information faster and more accurately than video on the television.
The Internet has already decimated printed news, and television news is next. On the Internet, there is more freedom by the user to choose which types of stories he or she is interested in, and it is up to the user's sole discretion when to view it. While on television, one has to wait for each story to be reported.
Television news has become severely slanted by the corporations that own the stations. On the Internet, you can find independent news sources from all over the world.