Day 211: Kirk Citron- And now, the real news.

How many of today’s stories will matter in 100 years?
According to Kirk Citron, we are drowning in news. Reuters puts out 3.5 million news stories a year. ‘The Long News’ is a project founded by TED fellows, with the aim of examining the stories which will make a difference in future.
So what will be important? According to Citron, science is a front runner. There’s also the issue of resources; how will we feed everybody? Global politics are also undergoing major changes; the world will surely be different when, or if, China sets the agenda.
These headlines are in stark contrast to the stories which are actually making the news; items such as celebrity culture and the American economy. In the long run, some news stories are definitely more important than others.


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