What’s important in the entertainment world?
That depends who you ask. According to someone, it might be who’s hosting the Grammys. Someone else may think that the entertainment world doesn’t matter at all. Other people are standing with their ears to the door, hoping to hear what comes out of TMZ or some other news source about celebrity antics.
Whether you get your news from magazines, television or the Internet, entertainment is something people frequently pay attention to, and as we’ve seen, it can have ramifications beyond the world of show business.
Exploring the impact of entertainment
When you really dig below the surface, you see that the entertainment world has an impact on our political and social lives.
You see how conflict and controversy bleed out from the entertainment world into other types of news. In fact, we start to see how social and political patterns swirl through all of the news topic areas that many publications cover, including ours.
Here, again, is where the narrative matters. It’s the perspective that’s behind reporting that’s going to give you a certain result. It’s the in-depth research that people do in support of a narrative that brings value to journalism.
Especially in these tumultuous days, reporting is not just showing a basic set of facts coming from a fact sheet. It’s helping to present and frame how the world works, and bringing a level of empathy for others that is evident in the work that people do.
We bring that ethic to all of our areas, but especially to the world of entertainment. We understand the attraction to report on basic celebrity news, but we also know that this topic area goes deeper than that. And again, the narrative matters to us and to our readers.
As we’ve said before on the blog, if you look at cultural patterns, you come to understand who we represent and what our mission is and what we do. That’s behind our success with our readership and the project that we are building for the future.
To a lot of people, that’s important. They have the sense that misinformation is spreading, and that the curation of information is a big job. They also have the sense that being proactive helps them to maintain a better “news diet” and that it takes everyday citizens trying to improve things in order to make positive change happen.
We feel that way, too, and that’s part of what’s behind our ongoing provision of news and media to our customers.
In a very profound way, there’s a civic principle at work here, and a common good that people strive for. Recognizing this is a good first step in countering some of the problems at work in our society! Stay tuned for more on new projects, and a narrative made with care.