- Watch the movie Spotlight. That kind of journalism hasn’t disappeared entirely. But it’s more and more rare, and one day it very well might. And no one will be left to report that story.
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Dan Tynan, Quora / Huffington Post
08/04/2016 | Journalism is on a respirator — and the prognosis isn’t good.
Listen, there is more media today than ever in our history — there’s probably two or three times as much media now as a year ago, and probably 10 times as much as three years ago. We are swimming in it. But journalism? Actual, fact-based, multiple-sourced, authority-questioning journalism? It’s on the endangered species list.
Mass media is corporate owned, thus the narrative is extremely narrow. With the exception of sudden horrific events, which seem to be coming on a continual basis these days, it’s pretty much scripted and numbers driven, especially on 24/7 cable. Which is why The Donald is still with us today, threatening us all with the rise of New American Fascism — he’s ratings gold.
Dan Tynan, tech journalist, Quora
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The Media Is Enabling Trump’s Divide-And-Conquer Strategy, Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, Huffington Post
- So long as the media continues to give airtime to the Trump campaign’s fear-mongering and race-baiting, he stands a real chance to win this election. Because as powerful as Mr. Khan’s impassioned speech was, fear is is all the more powerful, and has helped many a demagogue win many an election across the world.
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