Television News Broadcasts Remain Top News Source

Written by Channel 8 Cleveland on September 24, 2013. Posted in Homepage

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Did you know that, according to the Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism, 65% of young adults, ages 18 to 29 favor the web for news? Advances in technology allow up to 36 million Americans to stream videos directly to their smartphones, and Twitter, famous for its to-the-point, 140 character limit news, boasts 554,750,000 active users. What does this mean for traditional media, in particular, television news broadcasts, like Cleveland News Fox 8?

How Popular is Modern TV news?

According to research-based company Gallup, Inc., television news broadcasts still come out on top. Fifty-five percent of Americans prefer TV broadcasts over any other medium, and, as a whole, night-time news broadcasts boast an average of 7-10 million viewers. People remain loyal for different reasons.

Some enjoy television’s dependability. Reporters are required to cover their tracks, and admit to mistakes or misrepresentations, if they occur. It can be just about impossible, on the other hand, to track down someone responsible for spreading fake, or unreliable, breaking news on Twitter. Writer David Pierce proposes another benefit, “If you don’t want to watch 22 minutes of TV to understand the world, your alternative is to go find it yourself. That raises plenty of its own problems: there’s more information than anyone can digest.” Whatever your reasons for tuning in, learn what you can expect from traditional broadcasts, or, in particular, from Fox 8 News in Cleveland, Ohio.

What Can You Expect From Cleveland News Fox 8?

Fox Channel 8 Cleveland covers all the basics, including local news, world news, channel 8 weather, sports, classifieds, and more. The station goes above and beyond, though, to bring its viewers even more. One unique, and uplifting, segment is dubbed, “Pay It Forward.” The segment features volunteer efforts, and general generosity in the local community.

Moreover, Cleveland News Fox 8 does not compete with web news. Rather, the station chooses to embrace it, and use it to complement television newscasts. Loyal viewers can catch up on missed segments, or watch them again, on easy to navigate “On Air” and “Seen on TV” webpages. Viewers browsing online can also vote in polls about current news stories, or send in pictures to be featured on the Fox 8′s website, or even live on the air.

There is no arguing that younger generations are largely online. Even so, there is a time and place for television broadcasts, and, in fact, it remains the most popular medium to follow current news. Fox News Channel 8 offers news unique to the community, and to television broadcasts, and it invites users to go online to watch missed segments, and take a more active role in audience participation.

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