I'm ploughing through Nick Davies' book Flat Earth News. All I can say is I'm pleased I didn't go to work in newspapers. If half of what his gloomy book says, then they are all just churning out wire copy and PR puff.
There's a considered piece to be written about the complex relationship between PR and journalism, after I've digested this book. I think the rights of the readers, the people we are seeking to serve, are paramount. Whether they are better served now, than they were in coarser times, is an important point. As is this: "Is more less?"
I'll keep you posted.