Thursday, February 01, 2024
All the news that's (not) fit to read
In 1897, Adolph S. Ochs, the owner of The New York Times, coined the famous slogan — All the News That's Fit to Print — indicating the newspaper's resolve to publish impartial, accurate and relevant news.
That sentiment has long ceased to hold true in the world of news and newspapers.
The climate of news has changed drastically since the turn of the 20th and 21st centuries. Much of what I read is not newsworthy, if not unfit to print. Digital has made news easily accessible, but not so discernible. There is more noise and less news.
There are some bright spots, though. Reuters, for instance.
For a clear reporting and writing style, concise headlines, accuracy, reliability, global coverage, hard facts and professional standards, I find the London-based news agency to be a responsible source of information.
Reuters gives me a dispassionate view of the world around us. I read it first thing in the morning — without emotion or prejudice.