|More shouting - But is it news?|
On this day the news in question was that 'Bianca' on Eastenders loses her temper and shouts at someone else on Eastenders.
Quite aside from the apparent dearth of crime, economics, politics, sport or other news stories of varying degrees of importance, I am left wondering:
- Is what happens on Eastenders really news?
- Even if it is - is someone shouting on Eastenders really newsworthy?
- And if it is - what does that tell us about the media?
|Tolkien Documentary Shows What Media Could be|
When I think of the impact documentaries such as that on Tolkien have, it makes me realise the good that the media could do; but when I think of Eastenders and the reporting of it in the media I am reminded that all too often it falls far short of any form of decency, and pushes rubbish.