Thursday, August 29, 2013

French press

Read French press story in NY Times today.
Comment below: what does this say  about newspapers and the press in France that reminds you of the press in America?

18 comments:

  1. I think that this is very similar to the concept of American press turning things into more of a negative showdown than they really need to be. Just like when you turn on the news here in America and find it to be murder story after fatal car accident after bank robbery, the French press is adapting to fit the preferences of the audience rather than stay focused on the straight news. The only difference is that they're going more towards a light and airy subject matter rather than the American press's focus on negativity.

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  2. This artical tell us journalist not only reports the news and the latest facts,but readers can also learn some knowledge which they don't understand from the report. French press will ajust their content in different times;they will use a special writing style reporting the medium position, such as novels.Thus people in france will get some useful informatin through the newspaper and will not be trouble by the boredom reports at the same time. French media inherit their romantic style.
    According to my understanding of America media, I think America press are different from French media, they have more pragmatic reports and intense comments. The media represent public opinion. Compared with the French media romanticism, the U.S. media pay more attention to pragmatic.

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  3. It seems the French media is trying to speak more towards what attracts the readers attention. It doesn't seem they are directed towards more straight forward type of news reporting. I think the American press seems to go away from the positive side of the news and focus more on the opposite side. For example the huge Zimmerman murder trail that was decided on not too long ago, stirring a lot of negativity.

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  4. The mount of people who reads newspapaers are getting fewer these days because of progress of technology like Television and Smartphones. So I like the idea of Alexandra Schwartzbrod. We readers need something different, something lighter, because poeple are tired of newspaper which is wrriten about dreary economy or global turmoil. Who decided newspaer always have to be wrriten about serious articles and essaies? Writers should device new way to write newspaer like Frence newspaper writers do. I don't really know about pressin the America, so I can't mention about it. But at least I can compare to press in my country which is Japan, and French press is so much different with Japanese press. Japanese writers always afraid to write about something different.

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  5. It seems as if the French media is starting to gear their news to suit their audiences as American media does today. Unfortunately people don't want to see the boring old news, people want to see the harsh or interesting stories. American media knows that if they want people watching their news then they have to cover things that people want to see. It's seems as if this is what French media is trying to do in order to catch their audiences.

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  6. Seems to me that the french press, much like the American press just wants to make money. They want to cater the content of the paper to the readers, so they will purchase the paper and make circulation. Personally I think there is a time and a place for 'fun' stories in the newspaper, but all the time. There is a section for those types of stories for a reason and 'real news' should be kept separate. People need to know what is going on in their country and around world even on times of vacation. It might be hard to speak to your usual sources, but you can get creative to make your stories work.

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  7. The french press looks to maintain an ideal look on negative news reports just like the American press. Instead of staying on the straight and narrow path of truth and honesty, they try to appeal to what they believe the people want and not what they need to know. To them just like Amreicans the truth is irrelevant and doesn't foreshadow today wants and needs.

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  8. The French press is trying to ease up on the hard news in the summertime because people are participating in more leisurely based activities. American press adds entertaining stories to their papers not only to attract, but to keep readers since the majority of Americans, if honest, do not care for an entire printings worth of news. Plus, the French press keeps printing stories about dead composers. No offense, but I can see why fewer and fewer people would be reading that magazine.

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  9. The level of knowledge and information is the most competitive power of humans to survive, which do not have any useful body parts such as claws, sharp teeth and hair. This is why people have usually wanted to improve it. Furthermore, due to this desire to get information correctly and quickly, people have developed various media. In the past, the only way to convey knowledge and news was newspaper or television news. However, developed technology allows people to make more effective and influential media such as Social Network Services (SNS) and Internet news services. In my point of view, every single country press is facing similar difficulties, which are attracting more people and make more profit. For these reasons, the press focuses on not accuracy, but speed. And also, they try to make news more sensitive and provocative. America, France, and Korea are no exception to this trend. I think the only big difference of each country’s press is a matter of degree.

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  10. The French press, even though it is vacation time and sources are gone, still has to produce content, so it makes news with its "what-if" stories even though they border on editorials. The American press is similar at times when it makes up news to fill time in a newscast or space on a page.

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  11. The newspapers and press in France seem like they are trying to cater to a certain audience. Not only about the way they write something but the content completely. They are not covering news as much but trying to portray pleasure to the readers. Which clearly the American press do the same thing. The difference is that American's usually write about celebrities personal lives and other things that are all gossip. While the French are writing stories about the works of literacy and philosophies, which this could be because of the difference in cultures.

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  12. I feel that if the French needs to try and portray more of an honest straight shot style of news it would be more beneficial to people. No one likes to turn on the news and hear all the negative things happening in the world. Sometimes its also good to make positive news public as well verse making eveyone scared and depressed all the time.

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  13. The article tells me that the French Press is simply trying to cater to broader audience much like many American publications do. But by presenting "fluff" to the readers, they now have to ask the question, "Do we deliver the facts to the people or do we entertain the people?" I honestly do not think that it's the press' fault. If you think about it, the press' job is to provide people with the truth, but if the people don't want to hear it, then what else can the press do. People are desensitized to what's going on attempt to escape from the reality of the world by following useless stories. Long story short, I think that the French Press is jumping on the bandwagon.

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  14. At present, the science and technology all have a huge progress. So I think that is the reason why we get some different news. The first one is in my mind press in France and press in America is similar, because they all have the freedom to express their mind, and they also can convey their different opinion, it is a big different between China and those two country. In China, all the sources of news need to through the government. It means you can't express you opinion without their examine and verify. As a journalist, we have responsibility to protect the truth of the press. And do our job to defend the freedom of the our opinion.

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  15. The French Press seem to be trying to tell what the people want to hear versus what is actually accurate. It doesn't seem to be coming from a very ethical stand point. Although they should be doing what a typical is supposed to be doing (Sharing honest news in an ethical way) they need to post it in a way that will make it appealing to readers. It's all in the presentation. I know personally, I very rarely watch the news these days due to how many depressing things are happening daily in our country. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying change the news to be more appealing and less accurate, but I do think there needs to be a change.

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  16. I feel that the French press is gearing for a wider picture in the news, trying to draw a bigger audience and maybe draw back some readership that could have possibly left already. I feel the press is only catering to what people want to see and hear now, much like the American press, and our rise of celebrity gossip media like TMZ. The French press is trying anything it can to keep drawing in readers instead of losing them.

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  17. i guess its hard for me to fully wrap my brain around this since the culture in France is so diverse than American culture. But I think that even in the summer it is still wise to follow important news and write about it in your papers. Although it would be a nice change of pace to have some articles that are there for pure entertainment.

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  18. The French journalist seem to do what they can to attract their reader and during the summer, when your on vacation you never want to read the hard hitting stuff. I American journalist doing the same thing. They print what readers will want to read. As stated at the end of the article the hard news doesn't end or stop but I do like the idea of some lighter reading like some of thier articles just not the whole paper that way.

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