This is a long article and it is behind a paywall, though you can get a month long free trial. And, I strongly recommend you do because this piece by Megan Garber of The Atlantic is fantastic.
It took me back to grad school when I studied media theory. It made me think of all the times I've suggested -- privately or publicly -- that we live in a society consumed by the need to be entertained. It made ponder the idea that even tragic things like videos of Black men being beaten to death by police officers, or stories of murder are turned into entertainment.
It makes me think of journalism, and democracy, and high art, and the political environment, and social media and the public sphere. And, if we aren't thinking about these things, what are we doing?
This is the best thing I've read this week.
2019 FIFA Women's World Cup: Media, Fandom, and Soccer's Biggest Stage is available online and in hardback from Palgrave Macmillan.
Molly Yanity, Ph.D.