Day: May 13, 2009

Who Decides What Is News?

I remember growing up in an America that had three television networks, a few (very few) independent stations, and PBS (which I couldn’t get with our antenna on the roof). When we wanted news, we had only three real options, with Walter Cronkite being the most popular. How did we know what was news? Whatever these networks decided. Now there are multiple avenues for obtaining news. The old three networks must compete with cable news and the internet for an… Read more »