Friday, July 8, 2016

In the 2016 Presidential election, the business of journalism is… business

For those who actually learned a little about history, the Constitution, and the value of journalism as a checks and balance on government power, they will be shocked to find out that at the upcoming Republican and Democratic conventions, news reporting on the presidential campaigns will be sold to the highest bidder.
Forget the fact that media outlets like Fox News, MSNBC, and CBS have made a small fortune on ad revenues sold by covering Donald Trump since their viewership’s have skyrocketed just to try to catch a glimpse of the ultimate outsider.  No, in today’s corporate media, where journalism is all about ratings, sensationalism, and profits, a new report out on July 4th no less finds that several publications will be demanding payment from the newsmakers themselves to run articles and features during the Republican and Democratic conventions.
media consolidation


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