I dislike videos. Especially videos posted as “news”.
I know that’s not the point of the article but this passage stood out to me as the best description of the problem with video news.
Watching TV is no substitute for reading, because TV can never convey ideas faster than human speech (i.e., about 150 words per minute), whereas a collegiate-level reader can absorb the written word much faster. This blog post is about 1,600 words. It would take 10-12 minutes to read it aloud, but you’ll probably reach the end much quicker. Also, the written word has a permanence that the spoken word does not. To absorb complex ideas, and to commit them to memory, the written word is superior.
Agreed. Give me a written article or column.
Source: MBD’s Trump Problem, and Mine