“So, what exactly is the news? This is the most basic definition: information on events from across the world. A bus accident in Australia. An earthquake in Guatemala. President A is meeting President B. Actress C has divorced celebrity D. A missile launch in North Korea. Argentina is bankrupt. A record-breaking app. An international corporation fires its CEO. A man from Texas eats five kilos of live worms. A man stabs his grandmother. The closing price of the Dow Jones.”
Rob Dobelli argues the case for quitting the news.
A longer and more layered discussion between Rob Dobelli and The Correspondent founding editor Rob Wijnberg:
My thoughts in a future post.