When It’s Not Right To Be “First”

Once again, America is dealing with tragedy.  The killing of a popular singer, and the deadly shootings at a nightclub in Orlando bring out the news hounds of TV and radio.  I have no doubt that in the past few days there have been reporters hiding in bushes, under rocks, and occupying hotel rooms there like an invasion force.

I respect the work most all of these people do.  But, I do have a concern. Radio/TV and of course the internet, it doesn’t matter.  But it’s something that never changes.  The pressure on staff to “get the story first”.  And, quite often, that push from managers leaves a station or news outlet with egg on their faces.

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