Young journalists held a panel debate on the opening day of the Media, Investigative Journalism and Technology (MJIT) conference at Auckland University yesterday (Sat). According to Scoop “Wallace Chapman, breakfast host on KiwiFM and presenter of TVNZ7’s Backbenchers, kicked off the debate by quoting the British Journalism Review: “News journalism is in deep crisis, newspaper readership is falling, the audiences for television is shrinking, and young people in particular seem to be less interested in traditional news consumption.”” Scoop’s report on the debate can be found here.
Read it and weep. Nowhere do these self absorbed little socialist numbskulls get even close to the real reason nobody wants to read watch or listen to their rubbish anymore.
If I ever discuss this issue with anyone, the reason given for turning away from mainstream news is always that they are completely and utterly tired of the unrelenting sameness of the message.
Media these days is always about talking down to the people, and telling them they’re in dire danger of mass extinction from climate change, or that if they don’t buy into the big caring government paradigm of socialism with their heart and soul, then they’re a cold and cruel disgrace to human kind. Nobody needs this patronising bullshit, a result of intense indoctrination by left wing tutors in journalism schools, and Journalists- you should know this- until you break away from this narrative, you will not be listened to.
You want to do investigative journalism, how about investigating the rank cronyism and corruption that always underpins socialism?? Ever thought about seeking out some background information on a guy called Barack Obama for example?
FOX News is not dying. They’re growing from strength to strength. Because Roger Ailes was smart enough to know that people had had it up to here with being endlessly force fed Progressive bullshit, and decided to market something different. Reporting both sides of the issue.
The problem of course, which you can so easily diagnose from reading the subject article, is that these people just do not have their heads in the right place. Never mind. Let their denial take them where it will. I can easily live without what passes for journalism these days. If they all end up working as fruit pickers and house painters, we’ll all be so much better off.