How the Media is Failing Us

The Economist poses seven questions to NYU journalism professor and media critic Jay Rosen.

A quote from the interview:

“My own view is that journalists should describe the world in a way that helps us participate in political life. That is what they are “for”. But too often they position us as savvy analysts of a scene we are encouraged to view from a certain distance, as if we were spectators to our own democracy, or clever manipulators of our fellow citizens.”

Full Interview: Seven questions for Jay Rosen

Related Article: Ombudsman: Sorry, Readers, the Washington Post Can’t Afford Accuracy Anymore

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