Why journalism has an image problem

Just take a look at this year’s National Magazine Award for Reporting. John describes the situation in What It Takes To Be An “Award-Winning Journalist”.

In what world is peddling yet more smears against the dedicated military personnel who run Guantanamo Bay “speak[ing] truth to power?” The world of the American Society of Magazine Editors, evidently. You might wonder: who, exactly, are these leaders of the journalism industry who honor left-wing fables lacking even a fig-leaf of plausibility?

Integrity does not seem to be at issue in awards for magazine reporting. Creating rationalizations for such awards, however, does seem to be in place. And then they wonder about declining readership.

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