What Are Unique Challenges When It Comes To Debate Topics?Are there unique challenges when it comes to the debate topics that are usually discussed on news programs? Some of the best ones have to do with education, but others seem to be little more than a lot of back and forth.
It seems that some journalists don't know how to deal with educational issues and seem to think that only the students are the real critical thinkers. They seem to forget that the people who pay the bills to pay attention to the news and watch the same shows. So what are these unusual challenges to the mainstream news media?
The first unusual challenge is the lack of diversity in the newsroom. So often, journalists will argue against one idea or another and never actually examine the issues from other points of view. I am not necessarily referring to race, age, gender, religion, or social class. Of course, these all play a part, but in this day and age, it seems that we live in a world where people from all walks of life, are fighting for control of the discussion. The media has jumped on board and this has become very problematic in the sense that there are many people who feel entitled to the reins of control.
One of the reasons why it is so difficult to get a balanced discussion is that we have become so desensitized to the nature of the media that the normal news viewer and journalist has been reduced to just those issues that are of the utmost importance. This is not a good place to be because people should be informed about all the different points of view. In this type of environment, it becomes difficult to get an objective viewpoint because of the conflict of interests. Journalists might try to control the message and bring together the preferred ideas.
Another problem that has been emerging in our society is the fact that many citizens have a bizarre scenario of individuals who are willing to throw their entire identity behind the concept of the media. These types of people feel that they are smarter than the rest of us and that it's their job to enlighten us on important topics that we would otherwise miss. They may be right, but there's a problem because if you're going to call yourself a reporter, you better get off the grid and find something interesting to write about.
Do you really think that someone who lives in a completely different state would care what you have to say if you call attention to some aspect of his or her home life? Perhaps, but you can't just assume that everyone else will take your viewpoint and that your beliefs are the correct ones.
There are some problems that are just too strong to overcome and these are the ones that are created by those who are too focused on themselves and not on the real issues at hand. They always seem to forget that the truth is often the most uncomfortable thing and that the truth is the only way that you are going to be heard. We must remember that the reality is often far different than what we believe because it is true and it simply will not do to act like the media.
In order to deal with the challenges that are posed by this unique circumstance, there is a need to create an extraordinary level of consensus on the topic. Let's face it, no one is going to agree on everything and that can be a problem. It's time to educate ourselves so that we can make decisions based on facts and not assumptions.