By Danny Schechter, Author of Blogothon
News Dissector Danny Schechter on the imporance of books and reaching people you disagree with though the media they watch, read and listen to.
When do you feel like you are over the hill?
When you get letters like this one from Jose Hevia after writing an op-ed featuring an essay ( http://www.huffingtonpost.com/danny-schechter/foreign-reporting-future_b_1511648.html ) from your recent book Blogothon, (http://www.1888pressrelease.com/new-book-released-blogothon-by-danny-schechter-the-news-di-pr-396898.html) recounting your experiences as a network TV insider turned independent media outsider. The essay offered a case study of how the nominally non-commercial network, PBS, turned its back on a human rights TV series I co-produced. It is about the challenges progressives face in offering a counter-narrative to parochial mainstream thinking.
My critical correspondent wondered what I was whining about:
“Complaining that the old media is getting more and more monopolized is… who cares about old media?,” he wrote, “Nobody in my inner circle under 30, watches old media any more. Bye.”
Take that, old man. Hahaha.