These different forms of media can all support you on you spiritual journey
Spirituality and Religion are often in the media for many different reasons and in various ways. We've all seen some excellent and some not so great coverage on the mainstream media channels, we'll try to sift through it all to find the very best.
There's a growing body of alternative media outlets, who are providing amazing materials on both Spirituality and Religion. They also provide contrasting views and opinions on topics of interest and world events, and, in this age of disinformation, accessing different sources and perspectives is absolutely vital to making informed decisions.
A collection of written materials produced on spirituality and published in the media, such as news articles and magazines.
“Do not expose yourself too much with the negative messages of the news media. Keep yourself informed but don't cultivate fear psychology.”
“The most unliterary reader of all sticks to 'the news'. He reads daily, with unwearied relish, how, in some place he has never seen, under circumstances which never become quite clear, someone he doesn't know has married, rescued, robbed, raped, or murdered someone else he doesn't know.”
If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.
“What is happening here is that television is altering the meaning of ‘being informed’ by creating a species of information that might properly be called disinformation. Disinformation does not mean false information. It means misleading information—misplace, irrelevant, fragmented or superficial information—information that creates the illusion of knowing something but which in fact leads one away from knowing.”
The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
“There is no subject of public interest—politics, news, education, religion, science, sports—that does not find its way to television. Which means that all public understanding of these subjects is shaped by the biases of television.”
Charles F Glassman
“Don’t mistake being informed by trusting what you hear or read in the news. The most trusted information is what you feel in your gut.”
It is the emergence of mass media which makes possible the use of propaganda techniques on a societal scale.
If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda, it is all the more important that the public understand that difference, and choose their news sources accordingly.