We’re getting into the deeper end of the Swamp here, but don’t be afraid, it’s just pop culture; it can’t hurt you. Well, not much…That old philosopher Socrates once said ‘the unexamined life is not worth living’. The same could be said for an unexamined society and the media that documents it. Here, in this portal, is where the media and what drives it will come under a lot of scrutiny. It’s where we hope to Inform you about its inner workings, its codes and conventions and the many issues surrounding it. There will be special focus on the news media and journalism in general, since media literacy is one of our big concerns here on the Swamp. And why should you care? Well, Socrates also said ‘a good citizen is a well educated citizen’. Or something like that.