In democratic countries, one of a given State news media's tasks is to inform citizens about important events in manner which is as adequate and objective as possible. Also important economy and technology events should be part of the news.
By my observations, there are publicly important events regarding open technology which are seldom mentioned outside of media targeted to a highly specialized circle.
Let's take Germany for example.
So, companies offering products based on open technology are almost never mentioned, so you never hear about what is happening in schools regarding the introduction of digital technology and its broad impact on proper education. Recently I've occasionally learned about an open supply chain platform, based on open source software, launching in dozens of countries. No word in the media. Smart city hackathons? No mentions.
That is, specialized media tends to overhype trends, and mass media gives me sometimes the impression civic/open tech is not important.
Why is that so?
Regarding Germany, in terms of State media's task, you can find the following for example:
What I've found so far regarding Germany:
On behalf of society, ARD produces a freely accessible and diverse range of programs for everyone in Germany with content in information, education, advice and entertainment. In order to reach as many people as possible every day, our offers are aimed at different age and target groups.