Monday, October 12, 2009

Financial Media Entertainment

Financial Media might as well be Financial Entertainment. The jorunalism is on the light side considering how many amazing stories are out there to be discovered. CNBC has been running shows on prostitution, porn, Walmart (again), gambling, etc. Shows devoted to understanding the government debt cycle, bond markets, currency exchange and manipulation and a host of other timely topics would get the same ratings as their little fluff hour long specials on boobs would get. People are interested. As the Wall St Journal is proving by delivering superior content in this day and age, it is possible to increase circulation or market presence in the old media. I really dislike the Baribe and Ken newsanchor problem. We don't need them. I watched Jackie Robinson for 4 years in college, and cross eyed Bobbie Battista before her. People don't need sex to hear the news read to them. Since most news blocs have them voiced over the actual footage, their looks matter even less. The following two pics are shots of two female reporters. One is in porn and the other is true media.
Contestant number 1...
And contestant number 2.....

I don't see much of a difference.

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