Shevek (shevek) wrote,
Shevek
shevek

I think David Wheeler has put his finger on it: "[Journalists] spend little time looking at (or for) evidence. If journalists are simply reorganizing press releases, there's really no need for journalism, is there?"

He has put his finger on the reason why there is no value in, or differentiation between daily papers, other than the standard of the grammar. It's incredibly common to recognise the same Reuters language in everything from the BBC to the Times to the Metro. I personally favour the BBC, because they are up to date, the style and content are good, and I think the special correspondents are incredibly knowledgeable, but perhaps we really do need more true, credible investigative journalism. The red-top argument is that there's no market for anything but sensationalism. PJ has proven otherwise.

http://www.dwheeler.com/blog/2010/04/02/#groklaw-sco
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