The advent of social media has increasingly shortened the lifespan of news. What is news today is forgotten tomorrow. Had Jesus been crucified now, he would have been a trending topic on Twitter for just one day.
On the internet a reader can select his own news: suddenly he becomes a journalist. News has almost become democratic. But ‘democratic news’ is like ‘democratic opera’ or ‘democratic ballet’. It doesn’t bear thinking about.
Some news items are more important than others. Last Friday I followed live on TV the reading out of the indictment against Ratko Mladic...
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