Media is arguably more powerful than politics and Wall Street. Why? Because people take action based on what they learn from the media.
There was a time when people learned about events and news from a single source, be it a television news station, or a radio station. The “press” was the single source responsible for informing the public. The press went to great lengths to get its facts right and present them objectively.
Now, everything has changed. Today, “news” comes from anyone and everyone. What are the implications of this “democratization” of the news? How does the public know what is true from false… or opinion? Who is “vetting” the news? Are we all on our own to do that and, if so, can we?