Before technology mapped the seas and provided sonar and equipment to spot dangers and map routes, mariners relied on human skills to spot land and avoid dangerous waters. Humans put their lives in danger to protect other humans.
That brings me to reporters, still needed on the beat, still the first contact people have with someone who will tell the story as he hears it, and someone who is not the spokesperson for a certain point of view.
Now, if the paper or television station the reporter works for is controlled and managed and only certain ideologies are embraced, then the work and the product that will be printed/reported will suffer, will be diminished of its freedom and unbiased content.
Let's ask ourselves when we hear, see or read a piece of news: how is the content interpreted? How are the voices we hear selected? How are we being manipulated?
Just a simple question to ponder over.
Dangerous waters and dangerous rocks are still there. Who is warning us?