President Barack Obama, who is a self-proclaimed “newspaper junkie”, has taken an interest in the health of newspapers. Could this be the next big federal bailout?
In a story recently published by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Obama met with editors from the Post-Gazette and The Blade of Toledo to discuss the current health of the newspaper industry. What’s pretty interesting to me is his take on journalistic integrity:
“I am concerned that if the direction of the news is all blogosphere, all opinions, with no serious fact-checking, no serious attempts to put stories in context,” he said, “that what you will end up getting is people shouting at each other across the void but not a lot of mutual understanding.”
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