Of interest to investors, scholars, and consumers, then, is any data comparing graphs of today’s stock market trends with the stock market trends from 1929. I know it’s a slow news day when I see a big article about how farmers are planting more corn because corn prices are up. Anybody who’s had a basic economics class gets that one. I do also occasionally watch the news or read a newspaper (at someone else’s house or a free one in public transport) when I’ve got nothing to do. However, when I’m on my computer, I check some news sites every now and then, and I’m able to search for additional explanation and backgrounds if something is not clear.
The result is, that is millions of people ONLY get their knowledge of the world from the news media, you have millions of people who CANNOT possibly know what they are talking about on a whole range of issues, I’m afraid. In the process, news and wire services were now placed on the computer in digital form, and this facilitated communication with other sources of information and distribution. The day’s most important story is the lead, and the first two sections are generally devoted to the other important hard news of the day.
The conflict between newly independent countries and their rulers is not only about the plight of the past, but It has to do with the reality of the present and the concerns of the day as reflected in the news. The news has dealt with race because of the primary social division in the news has been racial, although this was largely a consequence of racial flare-ups in the 1960s and 1970s. The news also paid attention to racial differences, but did not often deal with income differences among people, or even with people as earners of income.
Racial news featuring whites reflected a dichotomy with public officials and upper middle class citizens who sought to advance racial integration and less affluent whites who demonstrated against it being deemed most noteworthy. Some of the news dealt with stories about the successful entry of women into previously all-male occupations and institutions. Although the news distinguishes between conservative, liberal and moderate politicians and party wings, these are perceived as shades of opinion; and being flexible, they are not considered ideologies.
News has acquired a new and powerful authority from the size and scope of the new and increasingly vast contemporary audience, that the business of governments has long focuses on, and is now focused on issues which journalism selects for salience and priority. Public officials are distinguished by their geographical, racial, ethnic and religious background more often than by their economic background.