A recent survey by Zogby showed that the Internet is by far the preferred source for information, and that it's considered the most reliable source, as well. An impressive 56 percent of respondents said that if they had to choose just one source for their news information, it would be online. In a distant second was television at 21 percent, while newspapers and radio tied at 10 percent.
I've blogged before about printed newspapers. They are on life support; we all know this. Another indication of this comes from today's print edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The paper, in a headline, gets last night's Brewers score wrong. The Brewers, of course, won 4-3, not 3-2. JSOnline, for the record, got it correct.
Proofreading errors happen, I realize this. We make them, I know. But, at online publications at least typos and errors can be fixed easily. In print, old readers see old news and today it's the wrong news.
This does remind me to post a "Daily Show" clip from earlier this month. Jason Jones did a hilarious bit on The New York Times. If you haven't seen this clip, check it out now. Click here.
"What's that? A landline phone? Ha! Look at me. I'm like a reporter from the '80s." A classic line that rips the old school mentality of print. I love it!
This clip, in its own sarcastic manner, rips the "old news" that is printed newspapers. "Give me one thing in there that happened today," says correspondent Jones. Nothing.
Today, in print, even the stuff that happened yesterday just might be wrong.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.