The cultural dangers of social media without consequence

Ned: saying all the things calmly, eloquently and efficiently, that I can only express in grunts, snorts and the kind of language that my granny most heartily disapproved of.

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In the late 1950s, iconic newsman Edward R. Murrow recognized a paradox developing as the advent of television was transforming news reporting from the purely word-driven medium of radio into a much more powerful visual medium available in homes across America.

Murrow understood that news journalism would never be the same. He also recognized the responsibility that accompanies that kind of power.

In 1958, during a Radio-Television News Directors Association and Foundation dinner where he was the keynote speaker, Murrow spoke of the new television medium and the potential effects it could have on journalism and our society as a whole. 

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About Running Elk

My given native name, Running Elk, was bestowed in 2008 as I took my first steps as a fully fledged Medicine Man of the Zuni tradition. A most unlikely candidate for the role, my journey as a healer began some four years prior. The detour onto the shamanic way was most unexpected, yet has been one of the most rewarding challenges to date.
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3 Responses to The cultural dangers of social media without consequence

  1. Widdershins says:

    I keep my nose pretty mich out of the news-streams these days … this is horrific. Reminds me of the epidemic of ‘snuff’ films back in the 80-90’s. 😦

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