“The decline of thoughtful media has been discussed for a century. This is not new. What is new: A fundamental shift not just in the profit-seeking gatekeepers, but in the culture as a whole.”
This Seth Godin post does a great — although slightly depressing — job of assessing the state of our media and worries we’ve made things so simple that we’ve established non-curiosity as a new standard.
He also offers a bit of hope in the form of a call to action: “We can lead our way back to curiosity, inquiry and discovery if we (just a few for now) measure the right things and refuse the easy option in favor of insisting on better.”