8 May 2014

Why I am skeptical about news media

It is all about the sensationalism. Unfortunately they cater to us – so obviously we buy this kind of news.

Checkout the online version of CNN and USA Today. There is a prominent news article of a cop in Texas who shot a 93-year old. I did not even open it after reading the headline.

I found on FB about a different cop incident. I searched on Google. Not a single hit came from CNN or USA Today. Here is the top link I got: http://m.wistv.com/#!/newsDetail/25459694

I really really wish I could get a little more coverage on these kind of news…



Posted May 8, 2014 by Rajib Roy in category "Musings

2 COMMENTS :

  1. By Kelly Killeen Talele on

    Sunjay and I were just talking about the dumbing down of news these days. Online sites seem to be more concerned with headlines that get liked or shared or go viral. Even the layout of online content seems more tabloid than true news. It’s sad.

    Reply
  2. By Ananda Rakhit on

    Your skepticism is well founded. Not only they are after sensational stuff they also choose stories and news based on their target demography. More misleading than their stories are their headlines I find.

    Reply

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