Who decides what is news? A post from the past and a question worthy of thought and response. Response to the question evolves as technology is better appreciated as a tool to acquire knowledge and skills.
Today the term is Trending! WHO decides ‘what Trending is’? WHAT is Trending (definition)? WHY is it Trending? WHERE is it Trending? WHEN did the Trending begin? HOW was Trending determined to be Trending?
Let’s each explore those 5Ws & How . The answers might give insight into some of our beliefs, values and norms that affect our thoughts, attitudes and behaviors. Who Decides the News determines our culture, our biases.
Social media is not only creating global communities it is also creating our culture, determining our News. How intentional is this process?
How do they do that? The debate about drones makes me wonder how is social media shaping my thoughts and determining what is newsworthy.
Our Failure to Listen and our failure to ask those questions now may lead to diversity without meaningful intergroup communication.
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