Ack! you say. What is Rupert Murdoch doing on the NCPR blog? Well, I wanted to grab your attention and share with you the best thumbnail of the International News Corporation (i.e., Murdoch and company) cast of characters and culprits. It came to me via the independent investigative news outlet, Pro Publica. Here’s the link.
In public radio, we work hard to be honest and fair, so do others in the news and information business. Not all, but most. Nonetheless, the fourth estate consistently registers pretty low in public opinion polls. Why? Can you think of an example of bad behavior on the part of a news organization? Be as specific as you can. Thanks.