The Media Needs to Focus on Newsworthy News

The Media Needs to Focus on Newsworthy News

In today's society, celebrities are idolized and their every move instantly becomes "news", taking our attention away from what's really going on in our world.

For the past 24 hours, Kardashian baby daddy drama has plagued my feed and I'm over of it. Who cares about who cheated on who, with who... that just isn't news.

The only reason why celebrities like the Kardashians stay in the limelight is because we give them unnecessary attention. Our feed is consumed by celebrity "news" and social media has made it easy to keep up with what's going on in their daily lives.

How have we allowed celebrities to become modern day royalty?

It's ridiculous to think about how many people intensely follow pop culture, but know very little about what's going on in our world. I think everyone has a responsibility to keep up with real news. Everyone should be knowledgeable about what's going on in our country, and we should be curious about our world.

Today, no one bothers to actually read important news articles, but we simply scan the headlines; something I've done myself. But there's danger in this, as our extreme haste often leads to ignorance and half-true statements. There have been many occasions when I've read through arguments on social media about a particular political altercation. Not one party ever has all of the facts right. Don't be quick to respond because you think you know it all.

How can we change this?

I get it, celebrity news may still be important to you, but there are other ways that you could still stay informed.

Almost everyone has multiple social media accounts, so let's say you have Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. If you decide to follow national newspapers on Twitter, E News on Instagram, and subscribe to The Daily Mail on Snapchat, you'll receive a good variety of news.

No one necessarily has to completely cut out celeb drama from their timeline, but if everyone were to keep up with the real news and dedicate time out of their day to read up on the issues of today, we would be a more educated society.

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