Managing our relationship with media
Dallas, TX – In this day and age it’s almost impossible to remove media from our lives. Between the partisan news networks and social media giants like Facebook and Twitter, the number of messages thrown our way every day can be daunting.
Local media personality Hilary Kennedy has a great perspective on managing relationships with the media. She joined Pastor Jeff Jones on the Good Complex podcast to chat about the topic. Hilary starts by honestly discussing how difficult it can be to avoid media messages “from the moment you wake up in the morning even if you’re just checking Facebook or Instagram, even if you’re not seeking out news, it will find you.”
Hilary suggests that if we accept that the news is really a business and at the end of the day, businesses need to make money, it’s easier to manage all the messages. She notes, “facts tell and stories sell…and a lot of people don’t recognize that they are being sold to in one way or another.” She went on to say, “most networks have some sort of bias or leaning and sponsors that they need to please.”
Perhaps when we have a better understanding about where the media companies are coming from and what they’re trying to sell us, it’s easier to feel less overwhelmed by the news.
If you’d like to hear the rest of the conversation, click here for the whole episode.