Journalism is in big troubles

This is a summary of a video Last Week Tonight with Joh Oliver: Journalism.

  • Papers have been closing and downsizing for years due to decreased ad revenue.
  • Local newspapers play a critical role in the quality content creation (research, corruption investigation etc.) that is later published on the Internet and TV.
  • A huge additional workload is expected from journalists including activity in social media, blog posting and commenting, negatively affecting their core work.
  • The industry is now mostly about getting more clicks and not about quality content — as investor pushes for digital revenue increase.

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