Like Marsha Friedman, I too, cringe a little bit when I hear people talk about (and lump) “the media” into one big, bad bundle.
Sometimes it makes the entire industry (television, radio, print, online, advertising, public relations) sound as if we’re all one big oiled machine where everyone walks, talks and acts the same.
When I visited New York City a few years ago, before I moved here, I was out with my cousin walking along Madison Avenue looking at all the tall buildings and smartly dressed folks.
That was the first time I had ever seen a Lexus, hybrid, yellow taxi. Yes, you heard right a LEXUS, HYBRID, YELLOW TAXI! They do exist. But that was also, when I told my cousin, “One day I’m going to work here.”
“What?” I asked.
“You’ll be one of them, then?” [Read more...]