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News Is A Commodity

I think I have worked out why what The Correspondent is up to resonates so well with me.

News is to the mind what fast food is to the body. It briefly satisfies your appetite for spectacle and diversion, but ultimately leaves you unsatisfied and uninformed. Because it’s mostly empty calories too.

Rob Wijnberg - The Correspondent

He then goes on and writes …

News pays more attention to the sensational, exceptional, negative, recent, and incidental, we’re losing sight of the ordinary, usual, positive, historical, and systematic.”

I think this is why I became a founder member of The Correspondent. For the longest time News has been a commodity. And in parralel the topic of News’ gets conflated with Analysis, Reviews, Opinion …

It is those things that people will pay for … in spades.

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