“Journalism is the work and distribution of reports on the interaction of events, facts, ideas, and people that are the “news of the day” and that informs society to at least some degree. The word applies to the occupation (professional or not), the methods of gathering information, and the organising literary styles”
Have you seen the television drama ‘The Newsroom‘?
It only lasted three seasons (and by the end was a bit disappointing) but it started out well and was refreshing in the way it showed how news reporting no longer gives people actual information with which they can have informed opinions and decisions.
The reality of current news reporting is so similar as to be embarrassing.
Throughout the Brexit campaigning there was a very great deal of nonsense bandied about and there was a very, very disappointing lack of actual facts and information available to Joe Public. The Guardian published an article on Saturday 25th June which illustrates the ignorance created by a lack of actual journalism.
Sure we have lots of newspapers, magazines, radio and television news and talk shows but the most widely available of these have very sadly become much like their US counterparts where they parrot what the politicians say instead of actually reporting the real information. Mr Orwell was right.
Now that the votes have been counted we are seeing reports and articles informing us of everything we gain from being part of the EU and what we are losing. I have even seen an article debunking the most ridiculous claims of the Leave campaign.
Where was this information before the vote? The information was published but if it is not easy for Joe Public to understand it may as well be non-existent.
Now that it’s too late we have journalists creating easier-to-understand pieces and many people are realising that they did not understand what they were voting for.