- Category: Volume 85 (Fall 2013 - Spring 2014)
- Published: 05 March 2014
Traditional media seems to be slowly fading away as people, especially students, are turning away from the news all together. It would not be surprising today's generation to be turning to social media as a source of information.
It is very obvious that the dynamics of news and media are drastically changing. Unreliable, inaccurate and biased news can be found anywhere nowadays, and it is not always easy to distinguish between the two. I feel as students it is our responsibility to become informed consumers of media.
Globalization makes it imperative that students pay more attention to the news. We are a global society in many ways, with communication, international affairs, economic markets and even now with jobs. As a result, it is important for us to know what is occurring across the globe. It is just as important for students to know what is going on here in the US, because ultimately we are the future of the country.
Most of us are concerned with hot topics: the environment, the safety of the foods we eat, our health, the economy and job market. Significant decisions and changes are made and occur each day relating to these topics, and majority go by without us even being aware of them.
Why? Because for the average college student, a typical day usually does not involve sitting down reading through articles, watching a news segment or listening to NPR. I believe that it should.
If young people are not paying attention to the big news emerging every day, that means we are not getting involved and we are perceived as being apathetic.
If we do not like or agree with what is going on in the world around us we have the power to alter the course and change that. In order to do that we have to be truly informed.
Some would argue that the news is boring, they do not have time to pay attention to it or simply do not care; but these things do matter and it is important to make time.
Fortunatley for us, it is now more convenient than ever to consume news. Most major and credible news networks have apps that send alerts about breaking news or allow for easy access and viewing of stories.
Be aware in what is going on in the world and enhance your intelligence with the information that the news provides. There is so much to know, and I am sure you would not want to miss out on the history being made each and every day.
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