I was just reading about the report into the Howard (and now Rudd) Government's 'Intervention' in the Northern Territory and wondering if real journalism still exists. Y'know the kind that reports the facts, as opposed to re-packaging company press releases, giving the journalist's opinion1 or focusing on the spin - not the story.
Then I clicked over to Club Troppo to read about Paul Krugman's Nobel Prize. It seems as though real journalism does still exist. I'm very happy that people like Krugman dedicate much of the later years of their careers to journalism. I long for the day that most TV interviewers actually understand the questions they're asking and the responses they get. How far we are from that ideal (at least here in the UK) has been highlighted in the extreme by the recent financial crisis.
- Yes, I know there are opinion columns, but they're now - sadly and regularly - spilling out of the opinion pages. [↩]