Dec 29, 16 / Cap 28, 00 18:20 UTC
Responsible Journalism In Agardian Media ¶
After the fallout from the 2016 election in the U.S. it was pointed out the the media had played a HUGE role in swaying peoples minds, and votes. As fake and click-bait headlines rose to the front page it left many uncertain about the future of honest journalism. Politics aside, it should be of at least some major concern what is said as "true fact" and ones ability to separate misinformation from genuine fact. As an Asgardian who would love to see honest journalism, along with the entertaining satire of outlets like "The Onion" I find it terribly frightening that misinformation, and pure sensationalism could find it's way into such a pure movement.
We have all seen the countlessly disproven, and frankly infuriating articles posted time, and time again on the now closed Facebook group pages; spam-like titles include "Free infinite energy! Look at my design," "Produce fuel with no input!," and yet, as far as fact, and science prove, perpetual motion is nothing more than an impossible dream. However, I am not saying that genuine vetted research into the endeavor is a lost cause, after all, the quackery of Alchemy morphed into the science of chemistry.
But, I digress.
What I want to see, as an Asgardian, who will look daily to the news brought to me by Asgardian outlets, is honest, clean journalism without sad lies, and incredulous wording. I understand that both good, and bad websites make income by ad revenue brought in by visitors to their online articles, but it is my hope that, with our own system, so young in development we can design the infrastructure and backbone to support honest, clean journalism that will survive as long as Asgardia does.