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<Although i suspect that most journalists do try to do a good
> IMHO this is very difficult for anyone. Each journalist, whether they are
> independent or a correspondent knows the market they want to sell to, and
> their work may be unintentionally coloured by this. Secondly, there is the
> editorial filter. Their job is to make papers that sell or they don't
> a job. This must colour what they do.
> Where does the newspaper owner figure in this?>
No, you're very right here, and the influence of owners to some
extent depends who you work for in terms of literal interference with
editoral decision-making, but plenty of people argue that market driven
journalism inherently compromises journalistic independence at a more
fundamental level, as they become locked into a battle for ratings/sales to
please advertisers which isn't the same as the public interest. I could say
more here as it's a part of the book I'm writing on journalism, but it's
off-topic for the list so I'll behave.
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