YouTube's Way Shouldn't Change the Traditional Media

May 20, 2018

Today we have the power of choice. Most of us still rely on traditional media for the real world news because we are used to it and we enjoy it but younger people prefer to use multi-media to watch a bit here and another bit there, and make a selection of what to read.


The best thing about being our own news editor is that we can use one website to learn about something, and another group of websites for everything else. The problem though is with an abundance of fake news and such a lot of choice, we tend to choose the medium that supports our own views. Why is this a problem?  Because we only get a part of the story.


Traditional media has always tried to present us with facts and both sides of the story.  However, there is an increasing number of traditional media players that are now (worryingly) trying to follow the YouTube and streaming media example in an attempt to gain more views.


The power of choice means we can watch whatever we want, whenever we want. We can read about anything, anytime, anywhere. The traditional media shouldn't fight this and instead act like The News Curator they have always been. Presenting us with both sides of the story, taking the time to deliver an unbiased content that does take some time to watch but makes us learn in the process.


Having an unbiased view of our world makes us understand it better and that is always a good thing.


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