The News Forum is a Canadian English news media company which is owned by The News Forum Incorporated. The directors of the company have not been publicly disclosed. Tore Stautland is the founder of Trillennium Media Group. This company also operates The News Forum. The sister companies, Trillie Media (ownership is the same), also own and operate the well-known MySpace and Vevo web sites.
The company is an Internet news channel. It provides information to its readers based on Canadian politics, economy, business, health, education and sports, as well as pop culture. Their website says that they are “news consumers first”. They are eager to share the most recent information and discuss with their subscribers. Their motto is “You’ll never find a dead horse.” In other words, they want their readers to be up-to-date on the latest developments in politics, industry economics, and pop culture. They also desire Canadians to take part by providing them with the latest information.
The News Forum is a unique hybrid of a traditional “news” media organization with an information service. This is a good thing for Canadian citizens, because they have something to rely on for information, but the fact that they have been successful at it also implies that they are causing some brain drain on those who participate. In other words, the News Forum has been successfully achieving their goals of providing information, but without requiring the participants to actually think, talk about or even learn anything. Unfortunately some of the weaknesses of the News Forum have been revealed.
First, Canadians have come relying on their Information Service providers for a alternative to the information they receive on the News Forum. They rely on the experience and skills of the Forum administrator to provide a counterbalance to the biased information provided to Forum members. This means that even though the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) is known for its balanced daily news coverage, and the Globe and Mail newspaper does better at being more impartial than the two national news organizations (NWSO and CBC) but they rely on one individual (the writer) as a counterbalance to biased information that is posted on their websites. As a result, even though Canadians get more diverse and comprehensive information than ever before from their News forums, they often are left with information that’s not more precise or thorough than the information they were led to believe it to be. It is difficult for Canadian citizens to rely solely on one source of information that for the vast part, is their own government to provide a counterbalance to the biased information that is presented on their government websites.
The writer currently working for the Canadian conservative news channel Tueday TV, John Lindsay, for example, isn’t able to acknowledge that his mother tongue is Hindi. However, Mr. Lindsay purports to be capable of speaking and understanding Punjabi and Hindi despite not being able write or read in either of these languages. This obviously begs the question: if the man is unable to speak or comprehend one of these languages, why does he believe he can provide news stories on the Canadian conservative news channel Tueday that are slanted and filled with inaccurate or inaccurate information? Does this mean that he doesn’t know his own heritage and background? It’s unlikely, given his American university degree (with a 3.0 GPA on average) and 15 years of working in broadcast media in Texas.
This isn’t the only instance of a news program that didn’t have its time or its topic adequately explained or discussed. In the same episode, The Canadian Justice reporter Jennifer Paget was interviewed by Stephen Lewis. Ms. Paget gave a beautiful speech about women’s empowerment. She spoke about being a mother or sister, friend and a wife, and what it means to be a woman. But she didn’t discuss the possibility of employment or the fact that a lot of women in similar situations don’t have a lucrative job. The segment also had a brief exchange between Ms. Paget and one of the guests in the studio during which the moderator noted that Ms. Paget was often criticized for being too friendly and never blaming the various people in the interview room that she felt made comments to her regarding the manner in which she presented and discussed issues related to work-related violence and employment.
The good side of the story is the main focus of a large portion of the audience for news and news focus at the Canadian Broadcast Corporation. These are two examples of in-depth reporting that demonstrate how news forums can to provide balanced and accurate reporting on topics of interest to a wider audience. In addition, such forums can provide a venue where a variety of experts, personalities, politicians, artists and many other people can share their perspective and opinions on particular issues. Canadians can benefit from both the good and negative aspects of this forum by getting the information they need from one source.
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