Thursday, September 24, 2009

Deep Thought

Journalism is no longer an unbeholden profession, but basic training and field testing for politics or marketing.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you. I think this has been true for thirty years or more, but has become more pervasive in the last several years. Since journalism is certainly not a growth industry, I can't blame anyone for using their connections to get work in government or industry. The problem is, it makes you question the way stories get reported or unreported. The thing that struck me about recent reports from Channel 5 involving MDHA and the convention center is that it was reported at all. Much of the information seems to have been available for the asking, but only one reporter bothered to ask. Was that a matter of not wanting to rock the boat or not wanting to offend friends and former colleagues now in Metro. This is why the MSM has lost so much credibility in the few years.