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[SUBMITTED] State Of The Media

Postby Singapore no2 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:37 am

[desc] According to recent surveys conducted by the National Broadcasting Agency (NBA), viewership of state media has hit a record low, resulting in a wave of officials and NBA staff seeking your advice on how to improve the situation.

[validity] Only valid for nations with state media

[option] "We could accommodate more alternative views," proposes @@RANDOMNAME@@, a talk show host, speaking with you on live television. "@@DEMONYMPLURAL@@ tend to view our state-approved programmes as blatant government propaganda. If we were to spice up our newspaper opinion columns and interviews with a greater variety of voices, then even the staunchest critics of state media won't be able say that we're biased any longer."
[effect] extremists and separatists are regularly invited to broadcast their divisive messages on national television

[option] "I think that it's a matter of trust," concedes the Head of the Department of Truth, while idly fudging a bunch of official figures. "We shouldn't cushion our people from the harsh truths of our nation, if that's what they truly want. Unlike what the national papers say, we don't actually have full employment or zero crime. We must release every single statistic being tracked in our country, and hope that our citizens can believe in us then."
[effect] the evening news completely consists of a reporter robotically reading off a lengthy spreadsheet

[option] "The only true solution is to force everyone to watch our shows," whispers the Minister of Internal Security, handing you a prototype screen. "We should install these modified televisions in every single household. They have built-in microphones and security cameras so that we can keep our citizens under constant surveillance. People who attempt to ignore state media by switching off their televisions will be identified, and taken away for a bit of re-education on how to be a proper citizen."
[effect] couch potatoes are considered to be model citizens

[option] "That would be a hideous waste of our limited resources!" objects the State Treasurer, throwing open your office doors. "If no one wants to view official media, then they don't have to. We should scrap the entire thing and let the public come up with their own sources of information and entertainment. The money we would save could be spent somewhere else, like on strengthening our military and funding law enforcement."
[effect] tabloids and sensationalist news are making a comeback following the fall of state media

[desc] According to recent surveys conducted by the National Broadcasting Agency (NBA), viewership of state media has hit a record low, resulting in a wave of officials and NBA staff seeking your advice on how to improve the situation.

[validity] Only valid for nations with state media

[option] "We could accommodate more alternative views," proposes @@RANDOMNAME@@, a talk show host, speaking with you on live television. "@@DEMONYMPLURAL@@ tend to view our state-approved programmes as blatant government propaganda. If we were to spice up our newspaper opinion columns and interviews with a greater variety of voices, then even the staunchest critics of state media won't be able say that we're biased any longer."
[effect] extremists and separatists are regularly invited to broadcast their divisive messages on national television

[option] "I think that it's a matter of trust," concedes the Head of the Department of Truth, while idly fudging a bunch of official figures. "We shouldn't cushion our people from the harsh truths of our nation, if that's what they truly want. Unlike what the national papers say, we don't actually have full employment or zero crime. We must release every single statistic being tracked in our country, and hope that our citizens can believe in us then."
[effect] the evening news completely consists of a reporter robotically reading off a lengthy spreadsheet

[option] "Geez, that's so dull!" moans @@RANDOMNAME@@, an amateur studio director, yawning in a highly exaggerated manner. "What people really want to see when they come home from their boring jobs is action and adventure. We should just ditch lame things like news and documentaries, and release state-sponsored movies, cartoons and magazines. I mean, no one would actually willingly sit through an entire budgetary debate, am I right?"
[effect] @@LEADER@@ is gaining a cult of personality through Saturday morning cartoons

[option] "The only true solution is to force everyone to watch our shows," whispers the Minister of Internal Security, handing you a prototype screen. "We should install these modified televisions in every single household. They have built-in microphones and security cameras so that we can keep our citizens under constant surveillance. People who attempt to ignore state media by switching off their televisions will be identified, and taken away for a bit of re-education on how to be a proper citizen."
[effect] couch potatoes are considered to be model citizens

[option] "That would be a hideous waste of our limited resources!" objects the State Treasurer, throwing open your office doors. "If no one wants to view official media, then they don't have to. We should scrap the entire thing and let the public come up with their own sources of information and entertainment. The money we would save could be spent somewhere else, like on strengthening our military and funding law enforcement."
[effect] tabloids and sensationalist news are making a comeback following the fall of state media
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Postby The Sherpa Empire » Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:41 am

If they're the NBA, they should play basketball as well as tell you the news.
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Postby Trotterdam » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:57 am

Singapore no2 wrote:[effect] tabloids and sensationalist news are making a comeback following the fall of state media
[effect]newspapers are running breaking news stories covering the reemergence of newspapers

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Postby Shwe Tu Colony » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:42 am

Maybe you could do "State of the Media" for the title?
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Postby Singapore no2 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:27 pm

The Sherpa Empire wrote:If they're the NBA, they should play basketball as well as tell you the news.

That would probably detract from the issue.
Trotterdam wrote:
Singapore no2 wrote:[effect] tabloids and sensationalist news are making a comeback following the fall of state media
[effect]newspapers are running breaking news stories covering the reemergence of newspapers

But newspapers still exist, and they are merely part of state media.
Shwe Tu Colony wrote:Maybe you could do "State of the Media" for the title?

Thank you!
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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:34 am

[desc] According to recent surveys conducted by the National Broadcasting Agency (NBA), viewership of state media has hit a record low. With citizens growing increasingly estranged from the official narrative, worried officials and NBA employees are putting forth suggestions to improve public interest and save the failing industry.


Second half redundant, in my opinion.

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Postby Singapore no2 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:43 am

Candlewhisper Archive wrote:
[desc] According to recent surveys conducted by the National Broadcasting Agency (NBA), viewership of state media has hit a record low. With citizens growing increasingly estranged from the official narrative, worried officials and NBA employees are putting forth suggestions to improve public interest and save the failing industry.


Second half redundant, in my opinion.

Cut it a tad.
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We have the 8th largest sovereign wealth fund in the world. (RL world)
Pro: Regulations, Military, Law and Order
Anti: Freedom of speech, Discrimination, CHEWING GUM
Just so you know, I don't think like that. That stuff is roleplaying Singapore (itself, the real life nation)
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Postby Australian rePublic » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:42 am

Well in the case of Australia, our state media has low viewership, but it's state media in funding only, it is completely independent and has been and constantly criticises right wing governments. Its viewership is low because people are sick of the bias (it's been said that the ABC is so far on the left, it makes the BBC look like Fox News)
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Postby Minoa » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:06 am

Option five could have funding diverted to the two least-funded sectors of the player’s nation, if that is technically possible.
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Postby Singapore no2 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:46 pm

Minoa wrote:Option five could have funding diverted to the two least-funded sectors of the player’s nation, if that is technically possible.

Is there a Macro for that?
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We are a Middle power, so if we die, so will some of the global economy.
We have the 8th largest sovereign wealth fund in the world. (RL world)
Pro: Regulations, Military, Law and Order
Anti: Freedom of speech, Discrimination, CHEWING GUM
Just so you know, I don't think like that. That stuff is roleplaying Singapore (itself, the real life nation)
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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:25 am

No. Anything is possible, of course, but given the workload of new coding and general job backlog of that team, don't expect them to implement it for this.

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Postby Singapore no2 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:55 am

Does anything have to be altered?
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We have the 8th largest sovereign wealth fund in the world. (RL world)
Pro: Regulations, Military, Law and Order
Anti: Freedom of speech, Discrimination, CHEWING GUM
Just so you know, I don't think like that. That stuff is roleplaying Singapore (itself, the real life nation)
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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:14 am

I'd say you've got one option too many. No specific option in mind, just looking at the overall issue shape.

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Postby Fauxia » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:36 am

I would think Option 3
Not the similarly named Feux.
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Postby Singapore no2 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:29 pm

Fauxia wrote:I would think Option 3

Option 3 cut.
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We have the 8th largest sovereign wealth fund in the world. (RL world)
Pro: Regulations, Military, Law and Order
Anti: Freedom of speech, Discrimination, CHEWING GUM
Just so you know, I don't think like that. That stuff is roleplaying Singapore (itself, the real life nation)
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Postby Singapore no2 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:38 am

Any more changes required?
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This is a Modern-Tech nation. We only put a satellite and a man into space so far.
We are a Middle power, so if we die, so will some of the global economy.
We have the 8th largest sovereign wealth fund in the world. (RL world)
Pro: Regulations, Military, Law and Order
Anti: Freedom of speech, Discrimination, CHEWING GUM
Just so you know, I don't think like that. That stuff is roleplaying Singapore (itself, the real life nation)
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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:08 am

Nope, its entirely solid. Can it be made any funnier, though?

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Postby Singapore no2 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:07 pm

Candlewhisper Archive wrote:Nope, its entirely solid. Can it be made any funnier, though?

I don't really think so.

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This is a Modern-Tech nation. We only put a satellite and a man into space so far.
We are a Middle power, so if we die, so will some of the global economy.
We have the 8th largest sovereign wealth fund in the world. (RL world)
Pro: Regulations, Military, Law and Order
Anti: Freedom of speech, Discrimination, CHEWING GUM
Just so you know, I don't think like that. That stuff is roleplaying Singapore (itself, the real life nation)
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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:36 am

Eh, your call. Right now it's an issue that is good enough to sit in the accepted pool, but it doesn't shine so much that I'd want to pick it up, and it may eventually drop off the bottom. Mediocre would be unfair, as it is clearly good quality. Mid-range would probably be more accurate.

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Postby Australian rePublic » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:54 am

Good luck!
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