Wired’s Media Pyramid (“News” Still Broccoli)

This must explain something about us (obesity? stupidity?)

Wired illustrates a balanced “media diet:” “entertainment” is the “whole grains” or foundation of the pyramid; and “news,” yes, is to be consumed at “fruit/veggie” levels, with slightly more “traditional [news] (NYT/WSJ/Wired)” than “aggregators and blogs.” (And yet, as this Washington Post rendering shows, the New Food Pyramid is no longer hierarchically presented. Should a media pyramid still be?)

Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.