“i hate how they’re asking them these questions meh meh meh”
alright it’s time for silver to step in because i am actually getting sick of it. some of the ignorance about the media is kind of annoying me. i’m not condoning what they’re doing but ya’ll need to know how this shit works, this coming from a senior journalism major with a focus in mass media. with shows like the larger shows, there’s no excuse. what i’m talking about are the smaller shows that ya’ll are getting mad about. ki.mm.el, lo.pez?? no excuse.
how a newsroom works, no matter what, is that you get your assignment THAT day. unless it’s a huge project, no one goes in knowing what they’re doing that day. news is breaking. and from how i’ve seen these interviews, these interviewers don’t know what they’re talking about and here’s why: most likely, they received their task that day, maybe even two hours beforehand. most journalists have a usual set of questions (and we’re kind of told to copy other questions if they sound cool, which is…eh but you know. i personally like to add my own questions to make them more in depth), but usually those questions you’re complaining about?? that’s what ‘popular culture’ deems (take that as you will with what you see as ‘popular culture’) so if you’re gonna criticize, make sure to criticize the right people aka the ceos and the higher ups of these mass media companies and let them know it’s not okay. you need to tell them to do their research because lets be honest, entertainment media is as bad as tabloids sometimes. they literally tell us in school not to be like the current journalists….like….what does that tell you? i’ve been on assignment where i literally had to just go in and interview someone and i had no say in how the interview was supposed to be put together. i’ve been on assignment and had to go interview a huge band in an hour. it’s not uncommon.
so please, be educated. go to the right person and don’t criticize these reporters because a lot of the time, they get their assignments only hours before.