OPINION: Is Journalism Really Necessary?

Matthew Bray reading the newspaper. (Photo/Cameron Merritt)

Matthew Bray reading the newspaper. (Photo/Cameron Merritt)

By: Matthew Bray

How important is journalism to our everyday lives?

When asked the question senior Cameron Merritt replied, “Journalism is really important because it informs people about what’s going on in the world.”

It is very true that news is an important part of our daily lives. News keeps us informed about things that are going on in our country and world and they help prevent history from repeating itself.

In other cases it can be better to remain unaware of what’s going on too. Kim Kardashian and other celebrities can be found all over the news for ridiculous reasons, when they have absolutely no impact on our daily lives.

“Think about Patrick Star from Spongebob Squarepants,” said senior Kyle Mercier adding, “He is one of the happiest guys I have ever seen and he has no idea what’s going on around him.”

Although there are some things that we don’t need to know about on a day to day basis, it is still important to keep news around and active. Readers should compare the importance of news such as comparing Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding to a mass killing.