The uncertain future of journalism and why it matters

Whether it’s radio, television, print or online, anyone who works in journalism can feel the ground shifting under their feet. The business model of news has been radically disrupted by the Internet age, and yet, the mandate of journalism remains the same: to uncover and report the truth and hold power to account.
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Whether it's radio, television, print or online, anyone who works in journalism can feel the ground shifting under their feet. The business model of news has been radically disrupted by the Internet age, and yet, the mandate of journalism remains the same: to uncover and report the truth and hold power to account. In this month's edition of The Enright Files, Michael Enright explores the mandate of journalism and how to maintain the integrity and craft even while it faces an uncertain future.


Guests in this episode: 

  • Walter Robinson, former head of the investigative unit at the Boston Globe, which became the subject of the Academy Award-winning film, Spotlight.

  • James Compton, associate professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western University in London, Ontario.
     
  • David Carr, the late media columnist for The New York Times.


** The Enright Files is produced by Chris Wodskou

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