Problem

Media commercialization of public debate

Claim:
Confrontation in debate is dramatic and emotionally engaging in a way that constructive argument is not. The intense commercial competition within the media for audience attention influences the choice of participants in ways that destroy the possibility for destructive debate. This also influences the debating style encouraged in non-commercial media.
Related Problems:
Violence as entertainment
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET