Shirah Vollmer MD

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Archive for February 23rd, 2013

Who Is Paying For Content?

Posted by Dr. Vollmer on February 23, 2013

Geneva Overholser,  Professor and Director of the USC School of Journalism said that we, the consumers, have to pay for content we do not agree with. We have to stop reading what we know. So agreed, Kai Ryssdal, host and senior editor of Marketplace, public radio’s program on business and the economy. As far as I understand human nature, this is not likely to happen. Paying for content that goes against our grain seems so far from our basic motivation to agree with ourselves; our basic tendency to stay put, both physically and mentally. As someone who loves newspapers, I am saddened by this development, although I do appreciate the internet for so many things, this is not one of them. The loss of print journalism is going to change how much we expand our perspectives on the world. Professor Overholser, I respectfully disagree.

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