Money lust: how pressure for profit is perverting journalism
From: Columbia Journalism Review(Vol. 37, Issue 2.)
Publisher: Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism
Document Type: Cover story
Length: 7,241 words
The media has turned to sensationalism to maximize reader or viewership, minimize expense and offset a shrinking news hole. Publishers and broadcasters are interested in the financial bottom line and turning a larger profit and their purse strings are dictating the quality of news coverage at the expense of journalistic values.