The topic in the poll below – Nate Silver – was swirling around the media today. His career decision seemed to be pretty important to many in the media – enough so that there was lots said about it.
It occurred to me that the media was consumed with this story but how about our readers? our audience? did they care? do they know who Nate Silver is? and if they don’t know who he is, doesn’t that show members of the media are more involved with themselves than the rest of America is?
(And by the way, this is not to take away from Nate Silver or his accomplishments. There are many successful people whose names we don’t know……..but take this poll below as an example that we in the media can place far more importance on ourselves than the American people do.)