Jami Cox (Jai Cox)
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I'm new to scriggle so I'm still getting caught up on the interesting articles on here.  This one caught my eye because not only am I mother but I'm a voter.  With raising a child in the US you have to constantly be thinking about how the media is effecting your child.  And really it boils down to them, it sounds cliche but they are our future.  

With that being said, I think the changes in media that need to happen start with them and at home.  Parents need to step up and teach their children what is happening in their world with all the flash and excitement that is pulling down our attention spans.  There needs to be actual conversations with their children about things that are going on around them, and where they heard it from.  The division between gossip and news needs to be made apparent at home first.  It's the only way as a global society we will change for the better while keeping our own coultral differences.  

But that's only the first step, because as they need to see society change as well before they will except their parent's craziness as reality.  Starting at school, were English or Literature class has a section that teaches real journalism to students so they can see the difference between the two.  The students can learn how to sift through all the crap that the media presents to us on a regular basis to get to the cold hard facts of what is really going on in the world, their country, their cities, and even just at school.  

As the children change and demand a more honest form of news, media companies will be forced to change their ways as well.  The entertainment will slowly be boxed in again to the tabloids and we can get back to the nitty gritty.  The facts say kids between the ages of 8 and 11 are the biggest contributors to where the money is spent here in the US, and I can only guess that must be true for most larger countries.   

Honestly I don't know if it's even feasible, but every great revolution started with enough people just getting sick of things and changing for the better.  And I'm not saying we will ever get rid of our biased ways in news, because it has always been there.  Change needs to happen though and if the media can manipulate voters and children into doing their dirty work, I don't see why we can't use it against itself.  

Turn the truth cool again using the internet creating a change in children and parents, taking it to the schools, and finally watching as we grow into our golden years, things finally changing for the better.  

You know just my thoughts and all.