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.
Angela Grant is a medical doctor. For 22 years, she practiced emergency medicine and internal medicine. She studied for one year at Harvard T. H Chan School Of Public Health. She writes about culture, race, and health.
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I agree, I think we have to ask this question. I’d say news is aimed at middle class people. Traffic usually reflects roads in South Africa, not train times, or trains being held up. Stories focus on the threats ‘other’ people may just bring (eg AIDS orphans seen not as ‘our’ children who need solutions, but future criminals). I think we have to look at who is left out of every story, who benefits from it, and how to bring in alternate voices.