Government-funded journalism is a bad idea.

One suspects mainstream journalists don’t see this as a problem because they can’t imagine reporting any differently just because the governments they support are directly paying them money:

grantbosse: Remarkably bad idea. Government-funded journalism is propaganda.

And realistically, we’re finding in Rhode Island that government PR is such a lucrative next step for journalists that it’s more a question of whether they work for government sooner or later in their careers.

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