Antiwar.com vs. the Decline of American Journalism
Date Written: 24/02/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX20448
What is the "alternative" media? If we look at the phrase itself, it seems to mean the media that presents itself as the alternative to what we call the "corporate media," i.e. the New York Times, the Washington Post, your local rag in short, the Legacy Media that predominated in those bygone days before the Internet. And yet this whole arrangement seems outdated, to say the least. The Internet has long since been colonized by the corporate giants: BuzzFeed, for example, is regularly fed huge dollops of cash from its corporate owners. And the Legacy Media has adapted to the primacy of online media, however reluctantly and ineptly. So the alternative media isnt defined by how they deliver the news, but rather by 1) what they judge to be news, and 2) how they report it. And thats the problem.