A society is as intelligent as its media men and women

Posted on February 22, 2010

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I just realized, while my mom rattled off current events, that a society is as intelligent as the media it gets. That is, a society is as intelligent as the journalists behind the media products consumed by the public–IF, and i mean if, journalists are willing and able to  give quality news and analysis. When media feed platitudes, the public will learn platitudes, and analysis of issues will remain stale to non-existent. People in media–not just journalists but also those in public relations, advertising, and marketing–have been given a great responsibility.

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