Thursday January 23, 2020

Irish media competitors must see bigger picture

Resigning ourselves to the idea that journalism will eventually die and there is nothing we can do about it is, frankly, embarrassingly lazy

8th January, 2019
Irish media industry 'must work together'. Pic: Getty

Journalism has historically been quick to tear itself apart. Newspapers have been declaring their own death for decades. Unfounded gossip floats from newsroom to newsroom claiming that one media organisation is close to closure, or a huge redundancy scheme, or a cholera epidemic.

Journalists often hop on the mistakes or misfortunes of others, dragging out stories about their rivals for days and weeks (sometimes warranted, sometimes not). Most of it is in the spirit of...

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