By A.E. Sarver
The university’s newspaper is in the process of moving to the Office of Marketing and Communications and will now be under their management.
With the increasing amount of quotes being used out of context and unfortunate events being covered, the world is realizing how much the media influences society. Recent studies show that bad news is causing more crime.
“The numbers say it all; seven out of ten people are put in jail because of the content they are reading in the newspapers,” Dr. Lee Remedy said.
Remedy has his own practice in downtown Chicago and teamed up with members of universities in the Chicago area to conduct this study. They call it “Mission: Bad News.” They realized after seeing the results of their study that the world needed to know these statistics.
Those who conducted the study decided the easiest way to get the word out was to contact the newspapers and have them report the story.
“I could not believe what I read. If newspapers are really causing this much strife in America, then I’m going to cancel my subscription,” Linda Farr, Chicago resident said.
Like Farr, many Chicago residents have canceled their subscriptions to The Chicago Tribune. Their subscriptions have gone down 50 percent. The Chicago Tribune has now resorted to hiring newsies to get their paper back on the street.
“The press is getting out of hand. We have to do something to keep them in check,” said Edward Nook, President of the International Press and Public Relations Association.
Nook has ordered all newspapers to move their newspapers to public relations companies and offices. The news will now be under the control of advertisers.
Olivet’s own paper, The GlimmerGlass, will be doing the same. They are moving to the Office of Marketing and Communications and discussions are being made about merging the paper with Olivet the Magazine.
Because of this, the entire editorial staff of The GlimmerGlass has quit. They were seen standing in front of Burke administration building with signs that said, “Now is the time to seize the day.”
The future of newspapers is unclear, but for now, the public relations world will continue to thrive.