Thursday, February 26, 2009

TED talk by Alisa Miller

this presentation by alisa miller talks about the distorted views people, especially americans, have about world news. this presentation opened my eyes to how much the media picks and chooses what stories are being covered. i do not consider myself a person who follows the news, and after watching this video, i did not feel i am missing out on much.

This video is only about 5 minutes long but it delivers its message very clearly, what we watch as news is not news at all. the news simply makes us consumers of the lives of celebrities. is that news?

this map portrays the number of seconds of news coverage the US dedicates to a country. the month is was made their was major news stories taking place all around the world, yet the US put most news coverage on the death of a famous celebrity, anna nicole smith.

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