Truckers and road-trippers take note: 12 countries agreed today to create a 7,500 km 'ring road' around the Black Sea.
Growing marijuana does not usually end with a bang, but one Miami, Florida man was critically injured when his hydroponic 'lab' exploded. The force of the blast sent 40 year-old Edel Mesa flying into the yard, according to police.
Yes - I blogged
Like, who reads them?
But, yes, the "wilfing" and Interrail were two others I noticed recently too.
Its not on. Its something Spin would do.
Like, who reads them?
basically they don't have a newssite. im sure it's been discussed before but do RTE have a internet broadcasting mandate?
It should be noted, however, that RTÉ.ie is part of the PSB's "publishing division", as is Aertel and the RTÉ Guide. This section is not funded at all by the TV Licence (like 2FM) and is self-sufficient... I don't think this means that this division can do whatever it likes, as far as I know it being part of the RTÉ Group (and being an official body) means all its actions are supposed to be in the interest of the public and justified by the group's objectives, but it's worth noting that the website isn't paid for by public money and while it's not excuse at least it may make the above examples of terrible journalism just that little bit easier to swallow.
oh yeah I noticed the ads all over it, well if I have to pay a licence I like internet psb to included and paid for.
The stories on RTE.ie annoy me... For one you get crap like that, but they're also so short. Essentially they go "Something happened." End. Not "Something happened, this is why it happened."
There is a "rule" which says good factual TV (read media) should be aimed at an intellegent 12 year old. Sororicide is taking the pish. Unless said 12 year old is an Icelandic death metal fan
Such is the style of breaking news, which is first and foremost what you're going to find online. RTE does have a bad habit of not really following up on those stories though.
Read BBC.co.uk/news? If you look at a breaking story of the course of a day you'll see how it develops: Breaking News, perhaps three paragraphs (same as RTE.ie). Then the story evolves as the day goes on. That's how you do it...
I wonder how many people RTE have devoted to online news?
I also read a bit on the election today, the look-back over the past five years of government. I read the RTE.ie report and it was, word for word, the RTE 6.1 news report.