News: Information, Construction

Leo Tolstoy:

“The highest  wisdom has but one science, the science of the whole.”

James Madison, letter to a friend, Aug 4, 1922

“A popular government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps both.”

Dorothy Green Friendly, 1958:

“What  the American people don’t know can kill them.”

Van Dijk, 1983, p. 28:

“The construction of news is most of all a reconstruction of available discourses.”