Empathetic Journalism for the Right
Jeff Jarvis
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Two thoughts:

  1. As far as MSM is concerned, it seems to be in the nature of capitalism to disrupt the ideals — the very things you’ve outlined — that should govern it. It’s now become a quagmire of competition for clicks and dollars. Informing the public is secondary, if at all a matter of concern.
  2. Social media offers an opportunity to transcend this MSM problem. However, it requires the collective will of society to make it so. The evolution and maturity of social media will yield either one of two outcomes: greater inclusion, tolerance and empathy (a universally shared sense of community; and emotional intelligence); or stronger and evermore contentious divisions. Whichever direction it goes will be predicated on the choices we make now, while it’s still in its infancy.
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