TV news reporter responds

Responding to the argument that TV news should carry more election stories, 9News reporter Adam Schrager emailed me:

“The rubric by which you choose to measure civic journalism has changed. You and others can call all you want for extra air time on any newscast you select, but I would much rather be able to offer more in-depth coverage for our viewers to experience on THEIR time rather than on a time I’ve pre-determined for them. Further, I have empirical proof to back me up. My experience shows that hundreds of thousands of unique visitors visited the election page on in 2004 and stayed for 15-16 minutes.

It shows me people are interested and if I give them the opportunity to learn when they want to learn, they’ll take advantage of it. It’s a different world from where you sit.”

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