Michael Haupt identifies the key issue with plummeting trust in news — advertising. People honestly cannot tell the difference anymore.
News needs more than fancy-pants algorithms, journalism needs structural reform, as in re-forming into new structures. The informal, in-house firewalls are no longer enough.
Wisty points to a solution — more transparency. That can only come from giving the public a much clearer idea of what news is, what a journalist is, and by actually enforcing, even punishing those who fail formal frameworks of the Fourth Estate.
Bruce MacKinnon worries about conservative voices being squelched, and he’s right, what we get instead are the shrieks and hollars from what seem extremist voices at both ends of the left-right spectrum.
sueZ senses hope, or at least less hopelessness. I hope she’s right.
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