Sunday August 9, 2020

Willie O’Reilly: The public still have plenty to say about the media

We sometimes think of readers and viewers as disengaged, but the results of a new Reuters survey strongly suggest otherwise

21st June, 2020
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It’s reassuring to learn that the public recognises the concept of independence and believes that journalism is a constituent of our democracy

It’s difficult to gauge how concerned the public are about the current state of our media. The industry is changing fast. The values that seem important to those of us who work here don’t always find expression in the habits of the public. Free “content” and clickbait litter the internet, and simple notions of truth and independence can seem a rarefied topic, fit for the classroom only.

But the...

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