When you think of news, I’m sure you associate it with different types of ‘coverage’ and ‘briefs’ than the ones shown in the pictures accompanying this Vice article about the potential harmfulness of today’s news.
The article, titled, ‘News in Briefs: Is the media to blame?,’ details how today’s news reports are too focused on selling papers rather than reporting real news. It also raises the question whether news is actually promoting crime so that criminals can get their five minutes of fame.
While interesting notions are brought up, I’m sure the pictures accompanying the article drew in more readers than the topic matter itself. I wonder what that says about the interests of the audiences these newspapers are catering to…
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Vice Magazine Make a Statement on Ill-Intentioned Mass Media
- By: Shelby Lee WalshSep 7, 2009