US Journalism Makes Break with Market Forces

By: Emily Bell | The Guardian

Something shocking has happened to US journalism: it has parted company with the free market. Perhaps the divorce is irrevocable, although a state of denial still exists. This has been a gradual process but the events of the past few months make the rift visible, though still largely unacknowledged.

Five months ago the Guardian pushed the button on the largest scoop in US news since Watergate, Edward Snowden’s leak of confidential NSA files.

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