In the face of all the problems that are currently plaguing serious news, What Is Happening
to News explores the crucial question of how journalism lost its way. Veteran
editor and newspaperman Jack Fuller locates the surprising sources of change
where no one has thought to look before: in the collision between a revolutionary
new information age and a human brain that is still wired for the threats faced
by our prehistoric ancestors.
Drawing on the dramatic recent discoveries of neuroscience, Fuller explains why the information overload of contemporary life makes us dramatically more receptive to sensational news, while rendering the staid, objective voice of standard journalism ineffective. Throw in a growing distrust of experts and authority, ably capitalized on by blogs and other interactive media, and the result is a toxic mix that threatens to prove fatal to journalism as we know it.
Speaker: Jack Fuller
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
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