Who's watching?

 
  Tonymercury Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: Botany NSW
I spent part of yesterday in emailing with a reporter from the Hong Kong branch office of a major world newspaper regarding the China incident and pointing the journo to some reports he didn't know about, particularly the RGI reports on the subject. He had started off when he found some posts on Railpage that he hadn't seen before. Apart from showing the benefit of putting an email address on posts it also clearly shows, once again, that you never know who is watching.

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  wanderer53 Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: front left seat EE set now departed
The only thing that would surprise me here was if this was the first time a reporter had contacted you about a story Tony. I have been doing this for a much shorter period and have been contacted by reporters twice. The only difference is that they need to become members and the PM me.

It seems that you have built up probably the most comprehensive data base of rail news in the English language and it is a very useful research tool.
  Tonymercury Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: Botany NSW
It wasn't the first time, but most of the others have seemed to be too lazy to do any research for themselves.
  wanderer53 Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: front left seat EE set now departed
It wasn't the first time, but most of the others have seemed to be too lazy to do any research for themselves.
"Tonymercury"


Now that is unusual Tony and worth a mention. You only have to compare many newspaper and magazine articles to the original press release to see how little work most reports do.
  wanderer53 Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: front left seat EE set now departed
it looks as though we can add Kiwi Rail to the list of those watching us. The last couple of Kiwi Rail staff news letters have contained stories reported here in International news that have not appeared in the Railway press. Well good luck to them.
  Tonymercury Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: Botany NSW
Journalism dies and the press release rules.

Even those media reports hidden behind firewalls are often mainly press releases - which takes some gall on the part of the media owners.
  wanderer53 Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: front left seat EE set now departed
Journalism dies and the press release rules.

Even those media reports hidden behind firewalls are often mainly press releases - which takes some gall on the part of the media owners.
"Tonymercury"


I know what you mean, many of the reports we post are effectivally just the press release, however I do not think that Kiwi Rail would be sent press releases about a fashion show in Singapore's old railway station or the resignation of the Bangladesh minister of railways.
  alexjc Deputy Commissioner


Shocked  Wooo...you know when you think about it.

I have noticed not so much Kiwi Rail watching us (which is good), but definiatly the NZRLS, Gunzel Quarterly, and those yahoo user groups that are not going to get a free ad here. Who or what name they hide behind is anyone's guess...One particular winderuper has gone quiet for the last three weeks on the NZ & O section...I was under the impression that user was KR connected but we can never be sure.
  Tonymercury Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: Botany NSW
I had a communication, and a press release, over the weekend from a certain large Italian company that indicated that they do check what is posted on Railpage about them.
  wanderer53 Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: front left seat EE set now departed

I had a communication, and a press release, over the weekend from a certain large Italian company that indicated that they do check what is posted on Railpage Australia™ about them.
"Tonymercury"


 

I'm not surprised Tony, look at the view count of the threads of lessor known companies in the international news forum that of less interest to the average gunzel.

  wanderer53 Sir Nigel Gresley

Location: front left seat EE set now departed
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