Currently, there is a "long read" (and be forewarned, it is long) by The Guardian's editor-in-chief, Katherine Viner: "A Mission for Journalism in a Time of Crisis."
For the newsies who read this site, I recommend her essay as a nice assessment of news in our times ... or perhaps news whose underpinnings I approve of. It made me feel good in a time when feel-good is alternatively too easy to come by or too incredibly difficult to find.
I dimly recall Jefferson talking a friend into starting a newspaper to attack Alexander Hamilton. Whatever the intentions, the press has always been a tool of power, whether defending or attacking the alpha dog.ReplyDelete