A terrible year for journalism is ending badly

Friday, 7 December, 2012

From the New York Post, which has abandoned ethics, to Newsweek, which is laying off staff, the journalism landscape is littered with bad news. In Germany, change-resistant publishers are trying to shake down Google, while in Britain the headline makers have been making horrid headlines: “The BBC has issued an unreserved apology for a Newsnight report which led to Lord McAlpine being wrongly implicated in the alleged sexual abuse of children at north Wales care homes.”

Journalism in 2012 was replaced by the very worst aspects of Gawkism and HuffPostism.

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