Who Decides the News?

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.

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Who, What, Why, Where, When and How? Who Decides the News?

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.

Who, What, Why, Where, When and How? Who, What, Why, Where, When and How?

Our Failure to Listen and our failure to ask those questions now may lead to  diversity without meaningful intergroup communication.

Diversity without communication Diversity without intergroup communication

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Author: Angela Grant

I am a first generation Jamaican immigrant whose experiences and accomplishments were made possible by the courage, sacrifices and the heroic acts of many whose bodies have rotted away in unmarked graves. Those are my heroes. Their sacrifices and death paved the way for my children and I. Failure to Listen is a token of my eternal gratitude. Failure to Listen is a tribute those generations of unmarked graves occupied by people of all races whose ultimate sacrifice of life opened the door for me and others, THANK YOU. Failure to Listen https://failuretolisten.wordpress.com/ uses cultural lenses to appreciate and understand the relationships between current events and our values, beliefs and attitudes. Culture is everything without it we are nothing. Failure to Listen will take you on a journey to recognize the beauty of our differences as the seeds to creativity, innovation and resolving disparities. By sharing my personal and professional experiences, I hope to do justice to the perspectives of those who are rarely heard or listened to. This site is not to incite anger but rather to provoke thought. It is my hope that Failure to Listen will work to foster intergroup dialogues and motivate readers to step outside the box and get to know ALL PEOPLE. In the spirit of Martin Luther King, let's join hands and remember his famous speech about a dream... A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead

One thought on “Who Decides the News?”

  1. 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.

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