Diversity in the media? Absolutely! How can anyone say it isn't diverse? When the O.J. Simpson trial began, news stations from around the world were camped outside the courtroom and fixated on this case. Everyone reporting the same story!
Charles J. Ogletree Jr., Harvard law professor and
director of Harvard's Houston Institute for Race & Justice.
The problem with the media is there doesn't seem to be any diversity in the news they are reporting, not who is reporting it. It seems it's all the same, just a different reporter. The media hypes things up. Somewhere along the line, a reporter told a gruesome new story, probably gave the disclaimer "viewer discretion advised", and then the ratings drastically increased. This trend seems to have caught on to every reporter in the United States of America. It seems all the breaking news is tragic news.
The media has the tendency to over publicize. They like to act like the judge and jury before someone has even been charged with a crime. The media needs to be held accountable at the highest level for the stories they choose to air. I think the media goes too far and uses poor judgement more often than not.
Isn't there something else going on that would benefit public awareness? Why don't reporters do their due diligence and dig deep into some real issues in this world. Starving families, homelessness, human trafficking, the refugees--why don't they choose to be the voice for those without one? If just one reporter would concentrate on the humane issues we should be doing something about, others will follow suit. Maybe even the American people will join in and volunteer to help or send money for aid.