Sunlight may be the best disinfectant in theory, but in practice it doesn’t quite work, argues Bianca Barratt.
Unless the media industry puts resources behind meaningfully improving diversity, its class problem and public trust will only get worse.
Journalists are under pressure to write stories that take a clear stance or ‘side’ on a topic. This is making news fatigue worse.
Media owners have every right to impose limitations on journalists working elsewhere, but more flexibility will only benefit their brand in the long run.
Gen Z are just as interested in quality news as their elders. They just consume it in a different way.
If the media doesn’t do more to protect the journalists working under their banners, they’re sending a message that abuse is just a part of the job.
Despite the exodus of many high-profile journalists, the boom in newsletters should be seen as a big opportunity for legacy publishers.
In her debut column for Mediatel News, Bianca Barratt questions whether we really need strict rules on journalists’ social media posts.