The 24-Hour News Cycle is Failing Our Democracy

Alex Greenwood
5 min readMay 31, 2023

The news media, the heartbeat of the nation, the supposed watchdog of the government, and the defender of democracy has largely become little more than an echo chamber of partisan politics, peddling an illusion of information. How is it possible, in the era of information abundance, that we’ve ended up here?

This question is one we must ask if we’re to restore any semblance of sanity to our national discourse. There’s a need to address the elephant in the room — the news media is failing our democracy.

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Alex Greenwood

PR Consultant, Speaker, Podcast Producer/Host, Editor, and Award-Winning Writer of the John Pilate Mystery Series. Accomplished belly laugher.