According to a University of Pennsylvania study, you are more likely to remember the news if it is delivered in concert with jokes. The rise of comedy-news programs, like Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert or John Oliver, may actually help inform the public. A new neuroimaging study using fMRI suggests that humor might make news and politics more socially relevant, and therefore motivate people to remember it and share it.
April 18, 1930, was such a slow news day that at 6:30 PM, the BBC’s radio announcer said, “There is no news.”
If you want to comment on the Norwegian news site, NRKbeta you must first take a quiz to test your basic understanding of the article. This is done to prevent ranting and foster positive conversations.
Mika Brzezinski, an MSNBC News Anchor, refused to read a report about Paris Hilton’s release from jail on National Television and ranking it over a story on the Iraq War. Then after repeatingly being pressured to do the story, she attempted to light the script on fire on the air.
A man, who runs Wellaware1 website believes that all news events are staged by actors. According to him, the “real” people you see interviewed in news stories are not who they say they are. They’re all actors who have been hired by our governments to manipulate our perception of reality and push forward some sort of actor-driven totalitarian agenda.
On this day in 1930, the BBC went on the air announced “There is no news” and played piano music.