The info-graphic was created by Jason @ Frugal Dad.. Below the graphic is shown. Check out some of my thoughts about the relevance of this to the future creators under the info-graphic.
The major concern this causes is the homogeny of the information that we are receiving. Even though there are more news channels than ever before, they all seem to be showing the same stories at any given time. The only notable difference being the channel's political stance which either leans right or left. That is why there is trend that people are resorting to comedy/entertainment shows like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report for their information.
One of the reasons I believe writing and storytelling is so important because it allows us as writers and aritists to share and reach people in ways they may not even be aware of. Science fiction in the past has been used to broach sensitive topics like prejudice and racism, which could be seen in stories done in shows like 'The Twilight Zone' and 'The Outer Limit'. Even in comics Marvel's mutants were a substitutes for minorities in the real world. The mutant heroes were always looking for ways to better the world and prompt tolerance for people who were different. The author, George Orwell wrote novels like 'Animal Farm' that examined communism in the guise of animals rebelling against a cruel farmer and '1984' which looks at what an authoritarian government controlled world would mean to an individual. Especially when that government controlled everything you read, watched and listened to.
Writing, art or venues usually set aside as entertainment are a great way to reach people even in a world where mass media controls 90% of the information presented to us. As creators we can help present different ideas and point views besides those being disseminated by six media giants and hopeful have people enjoy sharing and learning along the way. What do you think? Leave a comment and share your thoughts.