Are magazine articles deep pools of thought worth swimming into, or is flipping pages past glossy ads more your style?
These days, with increasing numbers of people sourcing their news on-line, the quality newspaper column and long/deep magazine pieces are on life-support, perhaps not to survive. Seriously why should media companies pay talented writers huge sums if people are going to believe what was Tweeted a minute ago or what someone put on their Facebook page masquerading as truth, fullness and disclosures.
The information worker in the information age is not my concern.
The dis-information protagonists, and those who not only stand on the sidelines but do so turned around 180 degrees, turning their backs on truth and thought by separating themselves from it completely. Is that ignorance, or intelligent people choosing ignorance over truth, is it gossip over truth, fiction over science?
Where do you get your truth?
Lately there is a trend, one I hate, of newspapers running paid-for pieces masquerading as journalistic pieces – obscuring what is news (accurate or not) from self-promotion (truthful or not).
Who knows where truth lives?
column written/ published from Calgary
morning walk: 7C / 44F, light breeze, clear blue, Gusta’s coat is a dew-magnet, she’s has so much fun in the tall grass – finding morsels there (yikes, what could it be?) so I don’t ask, I just walk and enjoy a sunny start …