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#62603 - 30 Sep 07 07:08 JP/Web overtakes TV as second 'most trusted' source of news
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Web overtakes TV as second 'most trusted' source of news

Ika Krismantari, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

Good news for print media companies in the region, where businesspeople still consider newspapers the most reliable source of news and information, beating out web-based media and television, according to a 2007 study.

The annual study, conducted by Edelman, the world's largest independent public relations firm, shows 48 percent of business leaders in the Asia Pacific read newspapers to get reliable information.

Newspapers were also cited as the most reliable source of information in the 2006 study, but with only 40 percent of executives citing papers as their first choice for information.

The fifth regional survey examined the opinions of 1,050 business stakeholders in 10 countries and territories in the Asia Pacific. These were Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.

Though newspapers remained the most trusted source of information, the study suggested that media companies should look into publications on the internet, with web-based media overtaking television as the second most trusted source of news and information. Twenty-eight percent of business executives go online to get reliable information, while only 25 percent watch television.

Edelman president for the Asia Pacific, Alan VanderMolen, said Thursday evening during the release of the survey's results in Jakarta that the strength and influence of the web increased this year due to a trend in the broadcasting industry that has seen news programs being mixed up with entertainment programs, leading people to question their reliability.

Discussing Indonesia, VanderMolen said that as in the rest of the region more business leaders turned first to newspapers for their information.

Over the last three years the country has also seen a significant decrease in the role of TV as a source of reliable information, and a concomitant increase in the use of internet-based media as a source of trustworthy information.

"With the increasing access to the internet, the web is no longer an alternative to mainstream media, it is the mainstream media," VanderMolen said.

He suggested that newspapers in Indonesia establish or strengthen the online versions of their printed products, if they hoped to thrive.

"I believe that with the cost of PCs going down, resulting in a higher PC penetration, this will provide the public greater convenience to access news on the internet, and web-based media is your future," VanderMolen said, adding that nine out of 10 Indonesian business executives spend at least some time each week reading web sites.

VanderMolen also suggested businesses take advantage of the internet by providing online services such as bulletin boards or discussion boards for customers, to allow them to get in touch with the company and get information on the company's latest products.

"We believe the massive shift in media selection -- to web-based news sources, to a company's own website and to employees of the company -- underscores a broader trend in the democratization of media and information," VanderMolen said.

"In today's world, consumers are increasingly skeptical and discerning; not to mention, they want to talk back to the companies who make the products, not simply consume them."
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#62622 - 30 Sep 07 09:00 Re: JP/Web overtakes TV as second 'most trusted' source of news [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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Hmm, one hopes they do not come to this site for news!
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#62623 - 30 Sep 07 09:04 Re: JP/Web overtakes TV as second 'most trusted' source of news [Re: Dilli]
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Hmm, one hopes they do not come to this site for news!

could not be any worse than antara!
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#62629 - 30 Sep 07 12:16 Re: JP/Web overtakes TV as second 'most trusted' source of news [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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oh yes, and antara online also now has google ads!
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#62630 - 30 Sep 07 12:41 Re: JP/Web overtakes TV as second 'most trusted' source of news [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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Antara has had adsense for some time, my impression is that whoever runs that site is pretty clued up. My own experience is that ads for a site like that don't pay well on a per click basis though.

"my impression is that whoever runs that site is pretty clued up". No wait, I take that back, god they've got a 160x600 just hovering there now, I can't even read the text at right side. Plus it's semi-blocking the 468x60 at the top. Boy, they are really going for the cash, I don't even stoop that low and I got kids to feed, does antara have kids to feed?
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#62631 - 30 Sep 07 12:51 Re: JP/Web overtakes TV as second 'most trusted' source of news [Re: Patung]
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One of the ads is to listen to a 74 minute Noam Chomsky speech ("Speaks about Vietman to post 9/11 Iraq") for 4.90 euros, I'd pay 4.90 euros to listen to Noam Chomsky being tortured for 74 minutes but that's it.
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#62632 - 30 Sep 07 13:42 Re: JP/Web overtakes TV as second 'most trusted' source of news [Re: Patung]
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Quoting: Patung
74 minute Noam Chomsky speech ("Speaks about Vietman to post 9/11 Iraq")

sounds absolutely fascinating! the next time i have 74 minutes free, i'll be sure to listen in! i wonder what old Noam would make of this kind of monetising of his intellectualism?
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#62633 - 30 Sep 07 13:51 Re: JP/Web overtakes TV as second 'most trusted' source of news [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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Quoting: KuKuKaChu
oh yes, and antara online also now has google ads!


Earlier this year, Antara had interesting side ads that featured women in bikinis, and then Osama and Sadam in bikinis. Gone now, but just noticed this thankfully unillustrated article on Antara.

Bugil di Internet, Seorang Siswi SMK di Bogor Diberhentikan

Bogor (Antara News) - Seorang siswi sebuah SMK swasta di Kecamatan Kemang, Kabupaten Bogor, DN (17), didemo oleh puluhan temannya sendiri di halaman sekolah, Senin (24/9), lantaran foto bugilnya menyebar di Internet, sehingga ia terpaksa diberhentikan dari sekolah.

Para siswa-siswi melakukan aksi demo menuntut, agar kepala sekolah memberikan sanksi pemecatan terhadap DN, siswi kelas dua, karena dinilai telah mencemarkan nama baik sekolah.

Puluhan pelajar sebuah sekolah swasta yang berlokasi di tepi alan Raya Parung, Desa Jampang Hambaro, Kecamatan Kemang itu, mengatakan bahwa mereka resah karena nama sekolahnya tercemar, setelah foto-foto nyaris bugil dari salah seorang teman putri mereka terpajang di Internet.

"Masyarakat terlanjur tahu, ada siswi di sekolah ini yang nampang bugil di Internet, tapi kepala sekolah belum memberikan sanksi. Kami melakukan aksi demo untuk menyelamatkan nama baik sekolah," kata Rony (17), salah seorang pelajar yang ikut berdemo.

Menurut dia, ia pertama mengetahui foto nyaris bugil teman sekolahnya setelah diperlihatkan oleh salah seorang teman, melalui telepon selulernya.


So if a schoolgirl uses her camera-phone to take a picture of her boobs, sends pic to a friend and it gets sent to more people and ends up on the Net, she must be expelled.

People concerned about naughty photos appearing on the Net have set up this group:

http://www.janganbugildidepankamera.org/

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Why doesn't JakChat try to emulate/adopt such a worthy civic function?

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#62634 - 30 Sep 07 13:51 Re: JP/Web overtakes TV as second 'most trusted' source of news [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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at least antara are advertising the better class of company:



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#62635 - 30 Sep 07 14:03 Re: JP/Web overtakes TV as second 'most trusted' source of news [Re: kenyeung]
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People concerned about naughty photos appearing on the Net have set up this group:
http://www.janganbugildidepankamera.org/
....Why doesn't Jakchat try to emulate/adopt such a worthy civic function?


For example, some irresponsible clown has recently posted an absolutely appalling photo of man in green hat and green glasses in an otherwise deeply profound thread on "free-for-all" section.

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#62636 - 30 Sep 07 14:12 Re: JP/Web overtakes TV as second 'most trusted' source of news [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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Quoting: KuKuKaChu
at least antara are advertising the better class of company:



You must be low-ball bidding there.
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