The News (2014) reads between the lines of the constant stream of today’s news – news to which many readers are becoming increasingly indifferent. This indifference isn’t so much the reader’s fault as the media’s. Constant competition in a crowded market results in news outlets failing to package stories in a way that’s appealing, engaging and, most of all, informative.
Alain de Botton is a popular essayist who specializes in human culture, including love, religion, architecture and travel. In 2008, de Botton founded The School of Life, which focuses on exploring new avenues of education. His other books include Status Anxiety, Religion for Atheists and The Art of Travel.
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