Jon Oliver on Journalism

Independent and ethical journalism is a critical support of democracy and a free and open society. Serious issues are examined in this segment amid the frivolity (and some profanity as always)…

The newspaper industry is suffering. That’s bad news for journalists — both real and fictional. Here is a direct video link.

Integrity and truth are subverted when self-interested promotion and sales puff are allowed to present as independent ‘academic studies’, ‘journalism’ and ‘advice’.  We will continue to pay heavily until we reestablish more demanding professional standards and a higher duty of care that does not allow sales growth to be the defining goal at all costs.

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