Wednesday, June 16, 2010

What makes journalists tick

Very interesting take on the code of US journalism.

Its a bit different for the UK where the newspaper market is far more competitive - and hence the editorial offers far more differentiated - than the US. What were traditionally city monopolies in US newspapers (just thinks of the names of the key US papers: the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times...) required a more balanced (arguably read "dry") approach to the world.

But the underlying ethos of the US journalist (think Watergate) remains the ideal for many.