How Society Runs

How Society Runs, curated by Allie:

A site very much open for interpretation, I Wanted to See All the News From Today (a work in progress) provides little to no insight into the mind of its creator. The site, however, does provide viewers with hundreds of newspaper front pages and magazine covers. While this can either be seen as a way to access far hidden corners of the world that are often underrepresented in world news, it can also call into question how news is presented in our society. Users can keep track of many things from how many papers feature a U.S based story on their front page, to the ways in which the editors laid out the stories, emphasizing the ones they feel are most important with bold headlines and dominating photos. Although all the papers may look slightly different in appearance, it is important to consider the small amount of people who actually own the world’s media outlets. These select individuals are responsible for providing the entire world with a steady flow of information yet mainly come from the Western world. Therefore, one can start to wonder who exactly is controlling the news and what information we receive.