if journalism is a public service
Media companies should encourage editors & reporters to block out time each day for focused reading
Jon Ward

But it isn’t. Never has been. Today, news and editorial have merged. Objectivity is propaganda. Truth is relative. Journalists are tools.

Reading is unproductive. There’s no money in it. Reading books is primitive. Today, journalists read tweets and Facebook postings. Then, write what they feel. Stir the emotions. Get clicks. Get paid.

You included eight shoulds in your brief essay. Think more deeply. The Net sealed your fate. Journalism isn’t dead. It’s naked.

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