[…] news stories are too brief and superficial to supply detailed information about policy and political decision-making processes. Consequently, the news is also inadequate for serious citizen political activity, other than perhaps voting in elections. Knowledge is said to lead to power, but the knowledge we call news cannot do so. Nor can it bring about the greater participation in power essential to a properly representative democracy.
Herbert J. Gans, ‘News & the news media in the digital age’
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