"It is the role of good journalism to take on powerful abusers, and when powerful abusers are taken on, there's always a bad reaction. So we see that controversy, and we believe that is a good thing to engage in."
Truth in journalism and in depth non-partisan analysis seems to be under seige in this decade. I turn on the news, but it is invariably interrupted early on by an interminable speech from some politician. Or sport news is put in the main section, where it always used to stick to its own. Same for entertainment news. Thus, real local and world breaking news seems to be disappearing more and more. In the past, the first half hour of the nightly TV news was packed with it. Bring it back!!
I'm not happy about the presenters giving their opinions in the news section, either. Or thinly disguised infoads for TV shows. Opinion and ads isn't news. It turns me off and I turn it off.
I want to be told the facts by real, qualified journalists and camera persons, who are, or present as , ethical and impartial. If I wanted to listen to boring speeches from politicians I would turn on the Parliament channel. It looks like lazy programming to me. It looks like journalists are thin on the ground at the TV stations. Maybe substance is being sacrificed by the news agency owners to maximise profits, but the consumers are voting with their remote control fingers, to the Internet.
Having said that, the remaining journalists and camera people who are out there doing their jobs, should not be harassed by governments, police, or locked up. That is appalling. Leave them alone to do their jobs.
Another thing, print hard copy newspapers have more articles, and longer articles and pictures, than the online versions do. However it is said that hard copy newspapers are on the way out. Well I hope they improve and expand the online versions then.
Plus, don't get me started on the spelling mistakes and bad English, and the many articles with no name attached.
Please, news moguls, get your act together.
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