One thing I’ve realized too is that I think it requires a fundamental rejiggering of how people and society view and value the news.

Right now it’s a commodity and I think it should be viewed as a public good. As something the benefits all of us like roads and the fire department. This would potentially encourage far more government investment (not to the point that its state run propaganda) but maybe somewhere in the middle.

It also could engender in consumers a duty to support the news almost like voting. (I do realize people realizing their civic duty to vote is a problem too.) It needs to be something that’s seen important to the fabric of society.

I don’t know what it would take to make that shift or if it’s even possible but those are my thoughts.

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