Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Non-profit (ideological) news rooms

The Pew Research Center Project for Excellence in Journalism this week released a new report on the emergence of non-profit -- and ideologically focused -- newsrooms: "Assessing a New Landscape in Journalism." One interesting finding: the lower the transparency the stronger the ideological bias. The Classical Rhetoricians would not have approved -- what kind of Ethical Appeal can an argument have, when you don't know the source/reputation/identity of the person or organization making the argument?