Editorial by Rolf Dobelli in The Guardian
- How does reading the news help your life?
- How much news is a reasonable amount to consume?
[over]abundance (uncountable noun)
mislead (-led, -led)
below [under] the radar (set expression)
trigger (regular verb)
[chronic / acute] stress (noun phrase)
tunnel-vision (noun phrase)
cognitive error (noun phrase)
inhibit (regular verb)
[shallow / deep] thinker (noun phrase)
desensitized (ed / ing adj.)
news junkie (noun phrase)
Read Dobelli’s argument against consuming news for gist to analyze his argument:
- What are the main arguments against reading the news?
Questions for further discussion:
- Do you agree with Dobelli that overconsumption of the news has caused problems in society?
- How can you balance being informed while avoiding the pitfalls of consuming too much news?
- How can you keep yourself from paying more attention to what’s new rather than what’s relevant?