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The Death of Journalism

Tejas Joshi

The Athenian separates the myths from the facts regarding the “death of journalism.”

 

Myth Fact
Most Americans are not willing to pay for print content due to the availability of free online news. Most Americans are not willing to pay for print content due to the availability of Candy Crush Soda Saga.
Experienced reporters are being replaced by machine algorithms. Experienced reporters are being replaced by cheap, undocumented immigrant labor.  
Increased polarization of the press increases bias among journalists. Polar bears don’t exist in the Northern Hemisphere.
The short attention span of millennials is to blame for the replacement of serious reporting with clickbait and fluff pieces. The only news we really need is the timeless wisdom of God.
The purchases of news conglomerates by wealthy individuals, such as Sheldon Adelson’s purchase of The Las Vegas Review-Journal, risks putting private interests above the public good. You have to actually read the paper to be exposed to media bias.

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