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Why I’m sending money to Rupert Murdoch, who embodies everything I hate in media

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RupertEvery year around this time, the subscription to the online Wall Street Journal comes around and I send money that winds up in one of the infinite number of bank accounts controlled by one of the worst men in media. Each year the decision gets harder — the A-heds get shorter and less surprising, the wall between the news and opinion operations gets knocked down a bit more, and the paper continues to let its focus on financial journalism go fuzzy — but in the end I renew my subscription. Even in its reduced state, the paper offers some strong journalism, particularly in those occasional areas where the Murdochs don’t have glaring interests or conflicts of interest. But each year I have less trouble imagining a world in which I don’t need the WSJ to get my job done. Maybe next year?

Written by guterman

January 22, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Posted in journalism, publishing, work

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  1. If there was a ‘like’ button on your site, I’d press it.

    You’ve summed up my feelings in a tight 140 words, or thereabout.

    I want to pay for good quality journalism, but feel that giving money to Murdoch is like pressing a great big ‘like’ button for Fox News and all the poisonous bile that spills from his organisation.

    billbennettnz

    January 23, 2012 at 1:30 am


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