Week 2 Reading – Should you just avoid the news?Posted: September 30, 2018
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 (you can download a PDF of the basic piece too).
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 a kind of FAQ at the end of the piece, in the form of an imaginary interview with himself, in which he deals with objections to his idea. We’ll look at these in class and discuss them in more detail.