Slugger Awards (Media) Pitch: Challenge your own community Award?

To my eye this is one area where the media can have a positive impact on society. As a population we are woefully under informed and un-empathetic with the other community.

The papers tend as a rule to play to the masses and so the ATN will by and large carry the Sinn Fein line and the Newsletter will give the Unionist perspectives but what purpose does that serve other than to tell us what we already know?

The media can and should shine the spot light onto the accepted truths of a given community, and help to expose our own hypocrisy or at least educate us a little on where the other guy is coming from. If we had that level of understanding meeting each other half way might not be the mammoth battle it currently is.

The long list of suggested qualities is here.