I asked students what's one thing that you think the news (or media in general) doesn't talk about enough? Here are some of the responses they gave me:
"They should talk more about endangered animals. They need help to, most people I know never talk about animals its like its not a big problem that more and more animals are becoming endangered. We need to maintain the world’s biodiversity. I mean like think about it, like maybe we may need these animals in the future, for food, or for information."
"They should talk more about developing countries and more individual people, like in Africa. They are talking about Africa as a whole and not really trying to help specific people or groups. For example there people that live normal, comfortable lives, and they are getting money from people who donate it, and there are children in broken down shacks with no food water and clothing and they don’t get anything. They should really target certain places instead of thinking they can do good by giving money to people who don’t even need it."
"One thing that the news does not report on enough is education decline. Education decline is a pretty big problem that most people don't even know about, or care about for that matter. I think society isn't discussing this because they just don't want to, it would be hard, it's a big issue. A lot of schools are getting worse education every year. And with less people that have really good educations less jobs that need well-educated workers will be filled."
"I don’t think they talk enough about all the problems going on overseas. There is so much more we need to learn about the problems that they are going through. So we can try to help or at least know whats all going on. In Libya there is a civil war going on, and we put up a no fly zone (which in my opinion is dumb). It’s doing nothing but costing us billion of dollars. Every US citizen should know about this. With the no fly zone, it will mean we will have to pay more for taxes to pay for it. The news needs to tell us whats all going on, so we can understand it, on a day to day basis."
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