Mass media today is often times run by giant conglomerations of business entities. The sad fact, however, is that these are beholden or tied up politically and financially to influential people that the integrity and content is now under scrutiny. That is why it is important to look back at the days when newspaper nostalgia and its veracity towards truth is really appreciated and held in high esteem.
Everybody knows how news is gathered from the four main directions of the world. However, you need to know first if these are real or not so that the gathered data is deemed incorruptible. Therefore, you have to make sure that there is no outside interference on it by those whose influence could change public perception.
Getting the right facts can be annoying for those who are in public offices, especially if they want their shady dealings to be under wraps. More so when business giants are exposed to have done something about their products that the public suspected to have been manipulated for bigger profits at lesser costs of production. Nobody likes to have these known to others, so they would try every means possible to silence you.
Running a media like this can be a challenge and neck breaking. In as much that you want the freshest stories to be printed, you know that it would not be in that state once it would be released on the next day. Therefore, you would push around your sources for the most current piece of details in a top story.
Back then, the office would be noisy from the banging of keys and chiming of typewriters as the staff hurriedly printed their reports on that day. Now, with the use computer inside the air conditioned room, you can make revisions immediately on your report with no grammatical errors thanks to the auto corrections you installed. There is no need any more to use white ink on your error filled pages.
Most of these are still owned by families who have been in the business for many years. Regardless of their noble intentions, the bottom line here is that the enterprise must have income to stay afloat over many years. This is actually the cause of contention among outlets today as the truth is often sacrificed for profits.
When this usually happens, then there is something wrong with the system. This tells us that people nowadays, especially those who are in power, are afraid of letting the public know something. It does not take much intelligence to analyze and understand that they just want us to remain ignorant on what they have been doing at all.
When media outlets inform us of things that are irrelevant, then we could really say that we need to change the system of spreading the information. You need to scrutinize why such news should appear on print if there are other worthy items that need attention. You have to take a stand between making a profit or telling the people the whole veracity of the event.
Sadly, most organizations would opt for the former for reasons of economy. Yet you and everybody else knows that as long as they are controlled by influential people, the contents will never be a hundred percent fool proof. When they have control over the way people think, then they are in a way doing the same thing to the whole world at their disposal.