Is the news reporting on the ‘wrong’ things? Or are we just choosing to ignore what is really happening around the world?

“A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself.” (Arthur Miller)

Zayn Malik leaves One Direction.  Jeremy Clarkson sacked by the BBC.

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In other news…

150 people are dead in a plane crash on the French Alps.

What story is more newsworthy? Malik and Clarkson are trending on Twitter and Facebook, yet the coverage of the tragic plane crash on social media is minimal. Is this an indicator of what we really care about?

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