Tuesday, May 24, 2005

News, Culture and Tools

Interesting (though superficial) article from the Wall Street Journal, regarding the traditional news media and their best hopes for clinging to life in this ridiculous world. Click to learn the answers!

It's a reasonable compilation of the main complaints against the news media, but I'd contend that it actually sheds more light on the unfathomable culture of greed that now permeates our society. Almost every "problem" annotated in the article is (at least partially) linked to our baseless expectations that everything we want should be handed to us immediately when we ask for it, and most of the proposed "solutions" pander to this insatiable hunger for all our hearts' desires. Paradoxically, it's these notions of "news all the time, as quickly as possible" that has created the situation we currently face; namely, the news media's increasing tendency to report unconfirmed information and the sensationalization of that information.

Or maybe it's just me...


Anonymous dog in water said...

Is this even a problem for anyone except the media barrons? The only decline that bothers me is the decline in book readership, but are people actually reading fewer books, or just not picking up their copy of Oprah Magazine as often? Quite frankly even that might not be a problem.

5/29/2005 11:11 a.m.  

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