The World as We Know It

To me it’s creepy when doom and gloom predictions of a generation ago are obviously coming true today. This TED talk (if you don’t see the video below, you can click here for the source site) by Alicia Miller is an articulate and very visual reminder of how badly our U.S. news reflects the rest of the world. When I was in grad school for Journalism 37 years ago, experts were talking about how, if trends continued, news coverage would grow steadily thinner and more provincial.

And here we are today, with this TED talk showing us how news coverage is very thin and very provincial.

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