Thursday, July 25, 2019

What is slow news?

In our contemporary society we are deluged with media of all kinds from all angles. It is easy to be overwhelmed.

The various media enterprises sensationalize the news to grab headlines. Hyperbole is the name of the game and the more emotionally arousing the better.

The news cycle lasts 24 hours if that and then it is on to something else to keep gut grabbing material in front of their readers.

This blog is for "slow news." Slow news focuses on what happened three months ago or a year ago or 5 years ago that still is impacting us today. Slow news provides context and connects the dots so that readers can develop a more coherent understanding of the world they are living in and themselves.

If you have ideas for topics, please leave them in the comments or email me at

Welcome to Markham's Slow News.

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