In the case of food, as with healthcare, there's been a lot of productive talk in terms of how the industry might be reimagined -
I think the local food movement in particular has some valuable ideas that could be used in reforming our toxic media industry
If we consider our media content as a kind of diet - the way our food diet cumulatively impacts our physical health, our media diet cumulatively affects our conception of reality
If we look at the media diet disseminated by our corporate media industry - the impact this has on a massive scale on our public discourse and our policies, the health of our public "body" - also the parallels between commercial food and commercial media industries in the importance of generating addictive content
Conversations about "censorship", "freedom of expression", and "fairness" don't scratch the surface of this problem - the local food movement provides a far more comprehensive model that focuses more on questions of autonomy regarding production and distribution, on the question of who holds the means of production, and what kind of dynamic should exist in relation to the communities that are most directly involved - the stakeholders, if you will - it's fascinating how these questions have naturally dovetailed with issues of food content, the proliferation of nutritious content - and there's been no need to compromise on questions of individual freedom of choice
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