Lee K

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  1. I'll just swing by and pick that one up. Thanks Ronnie
  2. which one will get me my news faster? at a better price? and be more accurate? I have to admit my experience with FOX is limited. I did run some news stories past them, when I first got into the news business and I did like how quickly they responded and the price. But I felt that maybe the news had only been glanced at and then reduced to an op-ed piece. I also have subscribed to a previously edited FOX news story which I felt deserved more. That story was gifted to a friend at ECCC in 2014 and after some massaging it was resubmitted as a 'new' news story to CBS, where it was treated two whole steps better. Admittedly that article was massaged. Now, I have significant experience working with CBS. They are established and typically I find that my news stories are treated well - but the volume of news that they handle appears to make responsiveness slow. I find that news articles previously reported on by FOX sometimes are better received at CBS and sometimes they are not - but I haven't had any personal experience with FOX articles actually being fraudulent. Overall, the news is treated better - although articles are poorly packaged for return to the original submitter and I have had many return in a damaged condition. Unfortunately it is more expensive and time consuming to submit news articles to CBS. Recently I have been experimenting with C-Span for my news. There is less fluff, but good communication on the phone-lines (callers are standing by now). My return on my news submissions have been timely (bonus) and excellently packaged for return of submission (the best) - and communication is excellent. But, I have had some disagreement with how my news articles were reviewed and edited. News that I had previously considered by CBS was later repackaged and submitted as 'new' news to C-Span, in once instance that news was one step better - but that story was massaged and CBS had reported on it a loooooong time ago. Two other news stories considered by CBS, were also submitted for consideration by C-Span and received a mixed review - one better one less well. I don't know what all this means - but probably it means that I'm going to kill my television and get all my future news from my Facebook feed - If it can't be reduced to a meme, it probably isn't important. Happy Hunting! Lee See more journals by Lee K
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    FOX vs. CBS vs. C-Span - round 1

    which one will get me my news faster? at a better price? and be more accurate? I have to admit my experience with FOX is limited. I did run some news stories past them, when I first got into the news business and I did like how quickly they responded and the price. But I felt that maybe the news had only been glanced at and then reduced to an op-ed piece. I also have subscribed to a previously edited FOX news story which I felt deserved more. That story was gifted to a friend at ECCC in 2014 and after some massaging it was resubmitted as a 'new' news story to CBS, where it was treated two whole steps better. Admittedly that article was massaged. Now, I have significant experience working with CBS. They are established and typically I find that my news stories are treated well - but the volume of news that they handle appears to make responsiveness slow. I find that news articles previously reported on by FOX sometimes are better received at CBS and sometimes they are not - but I haven't had any personal experience with FOX articles actually being fraudulent. Overall, the news is treated better - although articles are poorly packaged for return to the original submitter and I have had many return in a damaged condition. Unfortunately it is more expensive and time consuming to submit news articles to CBS. Recently I have been experimenting with C-Span for my news. There is less fluff, but good communication on the phone-lines (callers are standing by now). My return on my news submissions have been timely (bonus) and excellently packaged for return of submission (the best) - and communication is excellent. But, I have had some disagreement with how my news articles were reviewed and edited. News that I had previously considered by CBS was later repackaged and submitted as 'new' news to C-Span, in once instance that news was one step better - but that story was massaged and CBS had reported on it a loooooong time ago. Two other news stories considered by CBS, were also submitted for consideration by C-Span and received a mixed review - one better one less well. I don't know what all this means - but probably it means that I'm going to kill my television and get all my future news from my Facebook feed - If it can't be reduced to a meme, it probably isn't important. Happy Hunting! Lee To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.
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    The Game of Mint Thrones posted by Shivabali

    It's all scam! There are no 9.8s, no 9.9s, no 10s - it's all make-believe. OK - really - I do have a 9.9 that I submitted myself. I don't know that it looks any better than the 9.8 that I received on the same issue submitted at the same time. I often feel that 9.9s and 10s are numbers that are just randomly assigned, like some submission lotto - sometimes people win, but only because the machine decided it was time to hand out one of those 'winning grades' - to keep us all submitting regularly so that we might be the next one who hits the jackpot. Would I spend money on one of these books? no. I won't even chase 9.8s or 9.6s for my SA books. It is just too volatile a market, and I don't have money to throw away. I guess I'm feeling a little cynical this morning. Happy Hunting! Lee K
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    Phoenix Con 2015

    Looks like you had fun buddy. Wish I was paying attention better - I really want to get a couple of Steranko sigs this year. Just for my collection. But I really am trying not to spend money on comics right now - Peru beckons - and it might cost me a dollar or two. Next year. Until our paths cross again Happy Hunting! Lee