TV reporter hired for Cypress Gardens PR, 70th anniversary looms

Posted Friday, January 6, 2006 10:38 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Aformer Polk County reporter for Bay News 9 is the new public relations manager at Cypress Gardens Adventure Park in Winter Haven. Lynn Wright assumes the PR duties as the park celebrates its 70th anniversary.

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Friday, January 6, 2006 10:39 AM
Jeff's avatar I posted this one because I though it's interesting to show people that if you think the amusement industry is tight and will make you poor, working in broadcast media is much worse!
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Friday, January 6, 2006 1:10 PM
I respect the amusement industry much more than I respect the evening news and it's constant negative perception of the world. I'd watch the news again if they were reporting happier social commentaries and reports, like the volunteer community efforts.

I go to amusement areas to enjoy life, and to feel good about this world. TV news is the exact opposite, most of the time.

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Friday, January 6, 2006 8:11 PM
This is definitely true if you watch a show like Dateline NBC like I did last week. The first story was about a woman suspected of drowning and then killing her child in a most brutal manner. The second story was about a land fight in Iowa that left one man dead and another in jail. Of course both of the stories were of the "these kind of things don't happen around here" vain, so it makes everyone unsettled.

As they said in "Murderball" (run and rent or buy this movie!), we usually wind up at the end of the newscast along with the monkeys at the zoo (or something to that extent). Just remember midwave, "If it bleeds, it leads."

Good luck to Ms. Wright. She already looks the part, and will already have the necessary skills to "spin" the details about new park attractions:)

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Friday, January 6, 2006 10:20 PM
The news isn't out there to display the world in a negative manner--the content you see on every news program is a direct result of what the audience wants to see, and the unfortunate reality is that news programs get the highest ratings when they cover car crashes, fire, death, and other negative items. Advertising rates for local news stations are driven by the ratings period, which is a couple of weeks several times a year wheen viewership rates are compiled, therefore setting the bar for advertising--the higher the ratings, the more advertisers will pay to have their ads on that particular channel. News channels aren't stupid, and they know what type of stories get the highest ratings, and therefore the most money from advertisers and sponsors. Complaining about depressing news apparently places you in the minority, because your news stations wouldn't focus on as much of that style of programming if the viewers didn't want to see it.
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Saturday, January 7, 2006 11:08 AM
Bay news nine, the station for whom (the very creepy looking) Ms. Wright formerly worked, is the most absurd station in existience. It is a 24 hour local news station for the tampa bay area. Owned and operated by Time Warner Cable.

The station is full of hack reporters, most of whom, credit Bay news nine as thier first job.

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Saturday, January 7, 2006 6:25 PM
Gemini's avatar Creepy looking? Not my first impression ...
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