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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by AD, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. AD

    AD Active Member


    Amazing how there's no outcry, no handwringing, nothing. Read this with Dave McKenna's great piece on the 'Skins and Snyder's co-opting of the DC media:


    A craft that once viewed itself as a calling with ethics and standards and balls and an idea of itself as being somehow more than just a job (and, yes, some of this was self-justifying BS) will no doubt continue to bend over -- WITHOUT EVEN DEBATING IT. What IS journalism now?

    I get it. We allowed the wall to come down between business and editorial -- hello, LA Times -- but now the stampede is on. That "higher calling" stuff? Easy to think that while insulated by 25% profit margins, I guess. But I'm stunned that it has changed so fast, and all memory of that "mission" just....went away.
  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Dave's story doesn't even mention Danny Boy's radio shenanigans. That's a story unto itself.

    A cautionary tale for other markets to say the least. The only reason it hasn't happened in Dallas is Jerry Jones doesn't give a shit what they write about him as long as they do write about him, period.
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