Cook at UCCS
Where do you get your news? From the Internet, especially Yahoo! News.
What story has been overblown? Anything dealing with Paris Hilton. What a waste of time.
If you were in charge of a network, how would you change the evening news? I'd shift from sensationalism to informing, but that's probably not a good business decision. Most media goes for the money and caters to the highest bidder.
Does the public's love of sensationalism drive news coverage, or vice versa? News coverage drives the public.
Where do you get your news? The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and, alas, the Gazette.
Name a story that didn't get the coverage it merits. The whole Iraq war that we were unprepared for reconstruction, that they took out Jay Garner out and put in Paul Bremer, with disastrous results. And they let Karl Rove off way too easy. No one's asking the right questions.
What story got over-covered? The [JonBenet] Ramsey case. And just about anything that's on FOX News.
Does the media fuel the public's love of sensationalism? Yellow journalism sells.
If you had charge of a network, would you change news coverage? I'd try to de-couple it from advertising have a block of time that's not subsidized by advertising.
King Soopers employee
What story has been covered to death? JonBenet Ramsey. It's on the news every night.
Where do you get your news? From local TV coverage.
Why is there so much sensationalism in the news? The media feeds the public's interest in it.
How would you change news coverage if you could? I'd do more local and less national news, and not so much on the war.
Old Colorado City
Publicist for Air Force Academy
Is there a story on which the press dropped the ball? The Democratic candidate for the 5th Congressional District [Jay Fawcett] hasn't gotten any coverage at all. That idiot sleazoid, Doug Lamborn, has gotten it all.
What story's been over-covered? Religion and sexual conduct at the [Air Force Academy] has been way overblown. What we really need is good coverage of the quality of our elected leaders and our generals, so we can weed out the sleaze.
Does the media feed sensationalism? Hey, sensationalism sells. We're all frustrated journalists in search of the big story. I don't object to a little sensationalism.
How would you change the evening news if you could? I'd get rid of "news personalities." That's not what news is about. ... The commercial media needs the fairness and balance of PBS.