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Climate Change, Illegitimate News and the Shrinking News Hole

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Conclusion

What news has become, to reach an audience that is increasingly more difficult to reach, is highly exaggerated, misinformed nothingness. With all these causes, TV shows, advertisements, cost the negative effects, over dramatized, poor and limited news have become too much. It has become how the news is framed and said, and less about what is actually being said. There is less of an emphasis on logos and ethos, and more pathos. From this the audience has come to value efficiency through the highly available news, info and data shared on the internet on things such as social networking sites and horrible websites that don’t research before sharing rather than appreciating the depth of what is being discussed. “People aren’t being educated, emotions are being tapped into” (Will Camfield).

What we as the audience need to do to limit the shrinking of the news hole, sharing of poor news and keep these problems from persisting or growing and having even more of an effect than they could, is to do research ourselves. From researching individually and gaining true knowledge, we can slowly work to stand up against illegitimate news stations. Preforming acts such as culture jamming is the start of something good. Acts such as these do a similar thing that news stations do, and present things poorly, but in a sarcastic, purposefully wrong way. The more people involved in doing their own research and not just listening to what they’re being told, the better things will become and quicker it will happen. It’s up to us to decide if we want credible news that contains true information with depth, or something that is solely there to get our attention, be efficient, and take up space in the shrinking news hole.

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