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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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Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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