Newspaper Publishers have deployed a morally deplorable play on the politics of fear in the pursuit of profit.…
This race to the bottom to earn TRPs and maximise ad incomes not has harmed the journalists they hire, who perpetrated it, and the readers who bought it.
It has also jeopardized an entire industry and abused the trust of a society that expected to be reliably informed. There may have been little sympathy for the stresses endured by tabloid journalists, but commercial pressures left the institutions of news reporting so frail and discredited that believers in a free and democratic society could only feel uncertain and afraid.
Notes from the book, A Bigger Prize, by Margaret Heffernan