A crisis of content

The next generation will be saddled with environmental, economic and social challenges never before experienced by modern society. Not the best time for alternative facts and and populist policies.

And it’s easier than ever to get things wrong.

To ignore the truth;
To believe turnout is triumph;
To stop fighting for culture that’s rooted in dignity;
To believe that power isn’t transient;
To think we’re more different than we are alike.

Our opinions on these issues are largely shaped via social networks. The ones we choose and the people we follow share narratives that feel good and fit our view of the world, so much more than stories grounded in facts and figures that have the potential to make us uncomfortable.

Sensational content or narratives that reinforce narrow tribal views are big business. So what’s the incentive for authentic, old school reporting?

Somehow, we’ve gotten ourself to a place in history where no one makes money by supporting real journalism.

And that’s got to change.