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    More terrible journalism

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/comp...cid=spartanntp

    Here is the title:

    Former exec loaned Roseland hospital $100K to pay salaries. Now he wants his money back.
    My initial reaction... well, duh.

    Roseland Community Hospital's former chief financial officer filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing the cash-strapped institution of failing to repay him $100,000 he loaned it to cover operating expenses.

    Marlo Kemp, who left his position at the Far South Side hospital in December, had on multiple occasions advanced the hospital money from his personal accounts to help pay vendors and cover shortfalls in pension funds, but had always been reimbursed until his most recent loan in November, the suit alleges.
    So they stopped the check. It all seems pretty cut and dry. They needed money, their ex employee cared enough to provide them a short term loan. They failed to repay. He is suing them.

    I see a lot of stories like this. The title tries to take a normal event and make it sound like a big deal. Also, the titles on today's so called news often feels really canned, like they have a pull down menu to select from 5-6 titles that they use for all their articles. What in the world has happened to journalism?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief View Post
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/comp...cid=spartanntp

    Here is the title:



    My initial reaction... well, duh.



    So they stopped the check. It all seems pretty cut and dry. They needed money, their ex employee cared enough to provide them a short term loan. They failed to repay. He is suing them.

    I see a lot of stories like this. The title tries to take a normal event and make it sound like a big deal. Also, the titles on today's so called news often feels really canned, like they have a pull down menu to select from 5-6 titles that they use for all their articles. What in the world has happened to journalism?
    Journalists don't write their own headlines. As a matter of fact, it's not unusual to see the same article posted with different headlines, even on the same news website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    Journalists don't write their own headlines. As a matter of fact, it's not unusual to see the same article posted with different headlines, even on the same news website.
    This is true.

    Most media outlets don't even do their own investigative research, they wait for a few publications to print first, well its digital now, then take their stories.

    This is why a few of them like the NYT's is always released earlier than the rest.

    The title is changed, a few words or another unnamed source added, and the second magazine or paper runs with it.

    Its why you often see the same exact story, as well as flawed ones, repeated throughout the media.

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