#54 - In the news. . .
The news, the purveyor of ‘new things,’ dies at 606
By Limerace Orgilis Lebeau
The death was announced by Google, with whom The News had become closely affiliated with in recent years.
Since the 15th century The News has brought reports of recent events including; births, marriages, deaths and local as well as wider ranging events to the awareness of the masses. Amassing the goings on of world events such as wars, elections, natural disasters, public works projects, crime and attendant punishments, It provided unbiased information. This was always a source of pride and accomplishment for The News and the journalists who worked for It.
In the past five or so years as reporting became shallower, and thinner, the health of The News declined. The stress of the continuous pressure from the corporate owners and the advertisers weakened The News to the point where it was too much of a burden to live under. The line between information and entertainment became less distinct. The old culture of reporting became overwhelmed by arguing. Less attention was paid to complex issues, and reporting became incorrect and careless. Those with the expertise to resuscitate The News were too busy making trees into dollars to attend to saving the news.
The News leaves behind thousands of journalists mourning its demise. The News bequeathed to the journalists, as well as the people of the world;