This planet hums with commotion, and cnn is there to make sure we hear it all. So is the Associated Press, and scads of other media entities nestled in every nook of all seven continents. Over 90,000 people from America alone gather the news to fill the 600 hours of network news each year, the 24-hour content of three cable news channels, the non-stop news radio and talk radio, the 1,500 daily newspapers and 7,500 weekly papers, the thousands of news websites, newsmagazines and analytical journals.
Certainly there is a bustling demand for news. But what’s it all for? How important is it to keep up with all that information? Why watch world events?