Christian Long

Alisa Miller: News About News

In TED Talks on April 14, 2010 at 8:15 am

Reflection by KIERSTON R.

Original TED page w/ speaker bio, links, comments, etc:

Alisa Miller:  New about News

In this compelling talk Alisa Miller, CEO of public Radio International talks about the serious lack of global news coverage. This is a very big issue because news shapes our view of the world so much, and through the lack of global coverage we know less and less about the outside world.

Why do we have this issue in the first place? This is mostly do to the fact that the number of international network news burrows are down by 50% and, there are none in Africa, India, or South America. Because these areas are so densely populated and many events occur in these places this greatly limits our knowledge of the world. However lack of access is not the only reason that global news is at an all time low, it is also do to the fact that covering the unimportant news is a lot cheaper than covering the important global news.

Why is global new important?

Amazing things happen around the world such as new research and new technology, things that could effect your life even though it’s happening in a different country. We also need to be informed about the world, we need to know of any potential danger or international crises in order to stay alert, safe, and protected. There is also the element of History. We need to learn history as we live it because we need to know history because those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it. These facts really turn the light on to how in the dark we are.

I completely agree with what Ms. Miller had to say, something needs to be done. What can we do? We can expand our international news burrows, and we can make sure more real, global news goes through our news channels and news papers. International expansion could have great effects on more than one aspect of our country and help us to become a better country.

Why should we do all of this, why should we care ?

Well, if the previous examples are not enough just think about this we are Americans, we are here to be a leader in this world and in order to do that we must be informed.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: