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What's going to happen to serious news?

By prospect   May 2009

From the point of view of consumers of all classes and tastes, we in Britain are surely living in a golden age of media. BBC arts programming or newspaper foreign news coverage may not be what it once was—but the new media, from art gallery websites to foreign correspondent bloggers, more than make up for any shortfall in the old. The trouble is that this golden age is thought by many to be a brief prelude to headlong decline, at least in the public interest journalism that keeps governments and institutions on their toes. For the new web-based media are…

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