Tina Brown, in an appearance on Bloomberg TV’s Market Makers, said that the business side of journalism basically ruins everything. At one point she said that the focus on numbers is “soul destroying” and that “We do not have enough respect for content anymore.”
“There is less respect for the editorial process then there ever was amongst business folks,” continued Brown. “The people who write the checks basically think there is less of a sense that editorial people can have some integrity and stay aloof and say, ‘this is business and this is news,’ and many people in media profession feel like too much of that has been eroded, and there must be some respect for the integrity of news or we will be a very ill-informed nation.”
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