Andrew Leigh has published his speech to the University of Canberra on the media, which he saw fit to give to the Canberra Times last night.
In it he announces the problems of journalism in the new era to be “To Much Opinion”, “Nastiness”, and “Shallowness”.
As a solution he proposes State funding of “quality” journalism which presumably will not write opinionated, nasty, shallow things about the State.
Which would be almost funny if the vast majority of Government advertising spend didn’t already go to the dying “quality” media which exists largely to serve needs of MPs like Andrew Leigh already.
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At least if the advertising dollars got shifted to subsidy they wouldn’t have to justify the evaporating audiences.