The news media, by print or electronics, influences and shapes society's attitudes; it is essential then, if not vital, that the media accurately reflect every aspect of our society - including the good, the bad, and the ugly. By keeping this nation - as well as the world - in its proper context, we can better understand - and thus better solve - the problems that envelop us, such as racism, sexism, unemployment, hazardous waste, and the consequences of a nuclear meltdown.
To help present an accurate picture of who we are and what's happening around us, the news media need input from every diverse segment of society - and not merely from that limited view of society held by many of our unenlightened publishers, editors, news supervisors, and reporters.
Eure, Dexter D. Sr.
"Newspapers and their Relationship to the Black Agenda,"
2, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/trotter_review/vol1/iss2/5