How do we arrest control of our media again?

Business
These days, our elected officials pick their voters through gerrymandering and TV networks follow the sentiments of their viewers. I believe we have that backwards.

I’ve been in media since I was editor of my high school newspaper. My parents subscribed to three newspapers and watched three network news programs.

I believed balanced media would continue enlightening our citizenry as my career progressed. Control of levers of power changed in the 1990s when media began regressing to its 300-year-old roots, serving up content that promoted political parties. Social media, news apps and the ability to instantly assess whether a story is going viral shifted focus of media owners.

When media serves up stories they know to be untrue, it’s time the public take back control.

Chris Schroder, The 100 Companies