Tuesday, May 21st, 2024

A changing world of news


I log on to BBC News this morning and the headline news article is “Five Chilean miners ‘depressed'”. The story goes on to tell how a group of miners who have been stuck in a collapsed mineshaft are suffering depressing.

Is that really a surprise and worthy of the headline ? I think it shows how our media has moved away from a focus of real events to secondary (albeit important) by-products. 10 years ago the headline would be something like “Chilean miners stuck in liftshaft”.

Still, it did serve the purpose I suppose of catching my attention and gaining another reader for the article !

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