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Politics This Morning: Is there a future for ‘serious journalism’?

By Bea Vongdouangchanh      
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pictured in a scrum with reporters on the Hill. 'I’m cautiously optimistic that serious journalism will survive the digital era, but believe there will be less of it and media outlets will be smaller. But to get there from here, journalists, media outlets, advertisers and governments first have to deal with some serious challenges. All of us have a stake in the outcome,' writes Madelaine Drohan. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

In an age of social and digital media, declining advertising revenues and easily accessible information, the fate of “serious journalism” has been “turned on its head,” says a new report published by the Public Policy Forum. “News organizations in financial trouble rarely devote resources to costly investigations or the kind of deep dive into an issue that produces worthwhile journalism. They concentrate on news that is easiest to cover—crime, politics, sports, lifestyle, celebrities and weather. They cut staff

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