infotainment

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infotainment

(INFOrmation enterTAINMENT) Services and devices that entertain but also deliver information. The Internet is the premier example. Other examples include smart TVs with Web access. Also included are automotive in-dash units that combine hands-free telephone, GPS navigation, audio/video playback and vehicle information. See infotainer, head unit, CarPlay and Android Auto.
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The off-the-cuff remarks made by many of our leading, highly influential TV infotainers, who pass for presenters of news, reveal much about the current state of a once vigorous press.
While David Salle painted triple-exposed images in a manner originated by Picabia, while Robert Longo rendered anxious 3-D versions of Rosenquist's billboard-collage, the younger infotainers, influenced by TV's radical synthesis of complement and contrast and, perhaps just as essentially, by the neither/nor, both/and condition of their native suburban landscape, pursued a radical synthesis of elements aptly described as postcollage.
How do we slow the drain of solid reporters and slow the emergence of the infotainers or parajournalists?