Why is fact checking important to news organizations?

Question by manuel: Why is fact checking important to news organizations?
A. Advertisers dislike liars and will not buy advertising space from news organizations that print lies.
B. it allows them to hire younger people to do their fact checking whom they can then groom for positions as writers
C. It is illegal to present false information.
D. Presenting false information undermines their credibility.

Best answer:

Answer by James
All of your options are correct. Were a news organization to refuse to issue the truth, they would be reduced to the level of the ” National Inquirer”. Their credibility as news broadcasters would be reduced to a source of great hilarity and amusement among people. No one would take their reports seriously. No one would believe their reports. Their “reputation” would be a joke. seriously doubt they would remain in business.

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New IntelliClipsTM News Monitoring Service Delivers Only the Important News Stories

Stratford, CT (PRWEB) June 9, 2004

CyberAlert, Inc., a leading worldwide media monitoring and press clipping service, today launched IntelliClipsTM XL, a news monitoring service that delivers only the news stories in which the client’s key words are prominently featured and automatically deletes news clips that contain only passing reference to the company. To further target key news coverage, the IntelliClips XL service also enables clients to limit and select the online news sources to be monitored by country, language, industry category, and even specific publication title.

“We’ve found that larger companies especially want to avoid the time and cost of reviewing news clips that contain only mere mentions of their company,” said William J. Comcowich, President and CEO of CyberAlert (www.cyberalert.com). “The new IntelliClips XL service answers that need with cleverly-designed algorithms that monitor only the news sources selected by the client, eliminate unimportant news stories, and deliver only stories in which the company is prominently mentioned.” The new service adds substantial value, he said, by saving clients’ time and increasing their productivity.

CyberAlert monitors over 13,000 online news purveyors each day in 17 languages, the most comprehensive online media coverage in the world.

The IntelliClips XL service includes complex Boolean searches with unlimited key terms, customized to the specific needs of each client. Clients can also choose the frequency of delivery for their IntelliClips – either once per day overnight delivery (7/365) before start of business or frequently throughout the business day, often within minutes of online publication.

The IntelliClips XL service includes “Digital Clip BookTM”, an exclusive service of CyberAlert that safely stores clips in a central database accessed through a password-protected Web site with built-in search engine. The digital clip storage enables IntelliClips subscribers to easily sort, search, distribute and manage news clips.

IntelliClips XL is a subscription service with no per clip fees. IntelliClips monthly costs are up to 71% lower than traditional press clipping services. More information about IntelliClips is available at http://www.cyberalert.com/IntelliClips.html.

About CyberAlert:

Founded in 1999, CyberAlert (www.cyberalert.com) is an independent worldwide press clipping, media monitoring and Web clipping service that monitors over 13,000+ online news media each day in 17 languages. CyberAlert also monitors Web message boards and UseNet news groups for consumer insight about companies, products, key issues and trends. Clients specify their key words and CyberAlert delivers via e-mail alerts (7/365) all the new news clips found since the prior clip delivery.


William J. Comcowich

President and CEO


Stratford, CT 06615