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What ever happened to the news? There was a time when you would tune into a local or cable network and be informed about what was going on in your world. Today the news has regressed into a cesspool of pop culture topics and irrelevant “scientific” studies. It is sad to see how much the news has changed within the last 20 years. In the past, different newscasts covered different topics, and it was basically up to the viewer to decide what they wanted to hear. Today you would be hard pressed to find more than one unique story across all local news broadcasts. Television news seems to be going the way of print news, with the advent of smartphones the news is now closer than ever. Social media platforms, along with the Internet, deliver news to consumers at break neck speeds. Since television news could not compete with first hand, up to the minute news, they have shifted to more fluff based reporting. While the news is a business, it seems the producers have lost touch with their major demographic. Television news producers need to focus on keeping their current viewer base of baby boomers and elderly folks, instead of trying to compete with the Internet. Social media should be used to connect with the Millennials they so desperately want watching, by fully involving them in the conversation. This year looks to be a transitional year for television, with many people fed up with programing and too busy to sit down for a show, the Internet is quickly becoming the only place to consume media. Rather than trying to compete with it or emulate it Television networks as a whole need to embrace the change and make the transition to net based viewership.