Why do links in news stories only look for more news stories?

Question by Susan C: Why do links in news stories only look for more news stories?
Why do links in news stories only look for more news stories about the linked item, rather than send you to real reasources? For example, a link in a story about an earthquake in Peru is to the US Geological Survey. It would be much more useful to be able to click on the link and go to the USGS web site, rather than have a useless link that looks for more stories about the USGS. Similarly, a link for Peru or Lima in the story would be more useful for people if they would find non-news related items and web sites, rather than just other stories.

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Answer by joe4912004
Most of the news agencies are trying to create the news instead of just reporting it. We are a polarized nation between the Bush haters and the ones who like him. The major newspapers around the country are leftists and many of the talk radio shows are rightists. Each have the ratings to contend with and will say or do anything for those ratings which translate into advertising dollars. Follow the money sonny.

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Can you please rein in that obnoxious pop-up bar at the bottom of your news stories?

Question by RAZ: Can you please rein in that obnoxious pop-up bar at the bottom of your news stories?
I understand you need to make money in advertising. However, that pop-up bar goes beyond acceptable obnoxiousness.

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Answer by rejectedredux
You need to define WHAT constitutes “acceptable obnoxiousness”

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What are the differences between Public Service Announcements, News Stories, and Advertising?

Question by the “eggster”: What are the differences between Public Service Announcements, News Stories, and Advertising?

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Answer by spotlite28
PSAs are free public announcements. Like the “The more you know..” spots on NBC. They usually deal with little bits of information like how much energy is saved when you just remember to turn off the computer.
News Stories are (Supposed to be) factual accounts of the events of the day. Information about the mayor’s speech, the findings in an arson investigation, the red cross blood drive. They tell you what happened and why most of the time.
Advertising is paid for. Commercials for Burger King or a furniture store. They’re commercials about products and services that you can buy.
Lots of stations also run promotions about things on their channel: their news, prime time TV programs and the like.

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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