George Will writes in the Washington Post that the decline of newspapers’ ad revenue has led to a big change in news reporting.  People now read news in on-line papers and social media for validation of their views on the news, according to a book by Andrey Mir, “how the Media Polarized Us.”  Will concludes by saying:

Mir says that whereas journalism used to want its picture of the world to fit the world, “post-journalism wants the world to fit its picture.” This, he says, “is a definition of propaganda. Post-journalism has turned the media into the crowdfunded Ministries of Truth.” Although he paints with a broad brush and few pastels, there is an adjective that fits his depiction of today’s media world: newsworthy.

By jwcham

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