When I was in my first year at university, I took some introductory classes in media for my journalism degree, which I never pursued because the study of film eventually appealed to me a lot more. Nevertheless, I learned essential elements of communication through images and words; I learned of news agendas, of propaganda, of manipulation. In today’s media environment, I have to be grateful for everything I learned at the time. Something else stayed with me, though. Not because it was fascinating and thought-provoking at the time. It was a prophecy which turned out . . .