There are not news any more. Not significantly enough, anyway. What we have today is constant flow of information. The people who control the mediums of this flow, physical or not, control everything.
The receivers of this flow are also different. Modern lifestyle is full of distractions, FOMO moments and struggle to myriads of tiny decisions and problem solving every day. Check the new notification. What if this other restaurant is better? Search Yelp or Foursquare? Work, family, more of everything, better of anything.
Our brains still struggle to adjust or they are just malfunctioning. It’s not only the people who control the media. It’s also the people on the other side.