We’ve all heard that the traditional journalism is in decline. Within just a few clicks of the Internet, we can always find enough to read–news, articles, blogs, and forums, you name it. More often than not, we don’t pay a single dime to read them. And quite often, these are very good writings that engage the readers with one another.
In a recent episode of Last Week Tonight, the host John Oliver presented what I thought was a pretty convincing case against the public’s perception of the traditional journalism in decline. The core of his argument was that what is most popular isn’t necessary what is most important. I had to pause the video and ponder on that for a while — largely because I thought he had (probably inadvertently) touched on something that tells a lot about the condition of the human mind. The advocate of the free market argues that when left alone all will go well and eventually achieve the optimal state for all’s best. I argue, sometimes so, but definitely not always.