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Block-voting on reality TV

The New York Times explores the trend of reality TV relying heavily on viewer participation and how block-voting on shows like American Idol may be disenfranchising fans of the show. The article points out that viewer trust may be lost when individual viewers have the potential to influence a show by sending in thousands of votes each.
June 10, 2009

The New York Times explores the trend of reality TV relying heavily on viewer participation and how block-voting on shows like American Idol may be disenfranchising fans of the show. The article points out that viewer trust may be lost when individual viewers have the potential to influence a show by sending in thousands of votes each.

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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