Should you just avoid the news?

Last week I asked you to start logging your media consumption and to think about how much of it was actually journalism. We’ll talk more about this on Monday during Session 2. One thing we will discuss is a deliberately provocative piece by Ralf Dobelli – Avoid News. The subtitle to the piece is ‘Towards a Healthy News Diet’ -Dobelli’s suggestion is that to move in that direction, you need to radically cut back on the news you consume.

He has also posted an FAQ to the piece, in the form of an imaginary interview with himself, Β in which he deals with objections to his idea. Have a read of both pieces over the weekend and we’ll discuss them in class on Monday.

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