Lebron James’ departure from Cleveland was pretty monumental. It was also really telling about the state of our media and us. News shows devoted…

Lebron James’ departure from Cleveland was pretty monumental. It was also really telling about the state of our media and us. News shows devoted tons of time to speculating on where he’d go, when in reality, the people speaking had no idea. The reason for all this attention was simply that media outlets function to acquire viewers and talking about James accomplished that. Since these corporations seem to act on what they think will be popular, it’s encouraging that CNN has decided to run an article on runaway youth in Denver, Colorado. The article itself is pretty powerful, and it includes really revealing quotes by actual youth on the streets. It’s illuminating to get a perspective from those actually going through a situation from the inside, rather than listening to outsiders, who, despite their knowledge, lack first-hand experience. The article is also pretty encouraging, as it discusses the assistance some everyday citizens have tried to give to youth.

– Will