Flight 370 story provides boon for cable TV news networks
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
3/20/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
The missing Malaysian jet flight, or Flight 370 continues to perplex and fascinate the world. However, without any recent developments and a lot of theories being proffered, some are arguing that there is no news to be found in this line of news, and developments in the Crimea and Ukraine are going under-reported.
Lack of new and relevant information about the missing Malaysian flight has drained much relevancy out of current TV reporting, some say.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - It's been nearly two weeks since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The 239 people, crew and passengers have seeming vanished without a trace, minutes after the young co-pilot radioed "All right, good night." Since March 8, when the Boeing 777 lost contact with ground control en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, the international news media stepped up to the plate to feed the world's insatiable appetite for new information.
There has been admittedly very little hard information. Self-proclaimed experts have chimed in with their theories that are fabricated from thin air. Even worse, the misery felt by the friends of relatives on the missing flight have been ruthlessly exploited for sensationalism.
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"Is it really news coverage, when there is no news to report?" an anonymous CNN staffer asked in an email.
CNN's former Washington bureau chief, Frank Sesno, says that a more consequential story, the Russian takeover of Crimea in the Ukraine, is getting comparatively short shrift on CNN's air. "When I've watched CNN on my television, I thought they were doing it [the missing plane] way too much, especially given this other gigantic story that's unfolding in Crimea."
Sesno added that while Flight 370 is "a fascinating, huge mystery, the Russian takeover of Crimea is potentially world-changing.My issue is what is the proportionate amount of coverage that the [missing plane] story should receive?" Absent new facts, "there are four pieces to this puzzle: what you say, how you say it, how often you say it, and how loud you say it."
Here is how cable TV news has fared in the ratings since the missing jet:
Fox News, O'Reilly; 2,797,000
Fox News, The Five; 2,154,000
Fox News, Baier; 2,051,000
Fox News, Megyn; 1,982,000
Fox News, Greta; 1,720,000
Fox News, Hannity; 1,621,000
CNN, 8 p.m., Plane Search; 963,000
MSNBC, Maddow; 962,000
CMDY, Daily Show; 918,000
CNN, 7 p.m. Plane Search; 883,000
CNN, 5 p.m. Plane Search; 793,000
CNN, 9 p.m. Plane Search; 784,000
CMDY, Colbert; 778,000
MSNBC, Matthews; 750,000
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