A brief but persuasive talk by Alisa Miller about news coverage in the USA: about why we want to know more about the world than ever but our news sources are giving a very distorted picture with a lack of global coverage and a disproportionate amount of coverage for “pointless” celebrity news. The message is put across really well with some really good infographics.
It would be interesting to see whether British networks covered the news differently. It’s true that the BBC focuses primarily on British issues: they are the most relevant to British people. But we have plenty of coverage of worldwide issues including the American presidential election and the middle east. Perhaps it’s a reason to be thankful for the BBC and the license fee.