An AK media fable   Leave a comment

I’m not usually a Craig Medred fan. He manipulated stories while at the Alaska News Dispatch, so I’m typically leery of him, but I checked his facts and he’s right, so credit given where credit is due.

Craig is absolutely right about the state of journalism in America and most especially at the Alaska Dispatch News. “Imbalanced” is not an accurate enough title for what is coming out of that Internet rag with a print component these days … and that’s with political stories where they have time to check their facts. With a story like this, which was breaking news, …. forget about it. Then the other news media picked it up and made it even worse.

I trained as a journalist. I worked as a reporter. It was my dream to bring balanced insightful articles to people. I quickly realized that you had to write to the prejudices of your editor. I ended up existing the “profession” to become an administrator. But I’ve always harbored the idea that I might return to it in “retirement.” Except when you see crap like this … I don’t know. Maybe I’d rather crochet doilies.

Craig Medred

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This is a story about the death of a dog, a horrible tragedy for those who loved the dog dearly.

But more than that, it is a story about the decay of journalism, a tragedy for us all.

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Posted October 6, 2016 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

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