Tom Brokaw on Consuming News: ‘We can no longer be couch potatoes’

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By Alex Weprin Comments

Our sister blog 10,000 Words attended a lecture by former “NBC Nightly News” anchor Tom Brokaw in which he discussed how news consumption in the 21st century is vastly different than the days he was anchoring:

“We can no longer be couch potatoes,” Brokaw said about the role of news consumers, noting that the days of reading the morning paper, afternoon paper and evening news are over. Now, there’s so much information bombarding us at all times and it’s our obligation as citizens and news consumers is to determine what’s reliable. We have more responsibility as consumers to create our own filtration systems.

Read more at 10,000 Words, here.