Off Message: Time to get serious about journalism

One of the biggest news stories of 2019 was the news itself, as unregulated social media continued to make gains on traditional news outlets to the detriment of serious journalism. With a new decade on the horizon, it’s time for a rethink

22nd December, 2019
Off Message: Time to get serious about journalism
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In the summer of 2019, Liam Gallagher took to his Twitter feed to make a political announcement. “Send me the keys to No 10. I‘ll sort this pile of shit out,” the former Oasis frontman wrote, nominating himself for the post of prime minister. “WHY ME?” Gallagher shouted in all-caps online. “WHY NOT?” It's a measure of how bizarre the past few years have been that I found myself thinking Gallagher’s suggestion was borderline reasonable....

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