One thing we all agree on is that the news media in America is broken, the consequences have been devastating and promise to get worse. As a working journalist for decades, this issue was on my mind a lot.  Due to an ever-wandering brain, I analyzed the reasons why and tried to think of solutions. 

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The Demand Real Journalism Campaign, calls for laws in this country to be changed.   I outline the basics in this letter to POTUS.  I am going to send a copy to President Biden, along with twenty or more other people in Capital Hill. Below is a copy of that letter.  Please fell free to copy

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? Documentary filmmaking is a glorious endeavor imho, so I’m eternally grateful I was able to work making documentaries for so many years. Last night I re watched a show I did way back in 1985 and want to share it with you. If I do say so myself, they don’t make ’em like they

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This is the final segment in a 4-part continuing series on the state of journalism in the U.S. Links to the rest of the series are at the bottom.   REASONS WHY THE NEWS MEDIA IN AMERICA IS SO DYSFUNCTIONAL 7. Agenda driven political coverage is actually preferred by some in the audience as it helps

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This article is a continuation of a series by Demand Real Journalism.   There are links at the bottom to the rest of the series. 4. Ownership rules were loosened by the government, so now, a small handful of companies own all the media. There is no diversity and these companies often use their media outlets

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This is second in a continuing series of article son how the news media is failing America.      Here is the first article.   Other links are at the bottom. 2. Operating budgets are so low that investigative reporting is out of the question.  Generally, employees are so overworked that there simply is no time

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As a United States citizen, I cherish the rights I have been granted by virtue of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Of all our constitutional rights, my personal favorites tend to be free speech, freedom of religion and a free press, all found in the First Amendment. Congress shall make no

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Real journalism can be very boring. Sensationalized gossip on the other hand is quite entertaining! Human nature being what it is, many people actually prefer the latter, even if they don’t even realize it on a conscious level.  (Or want to admit it.) Real Journalism = Low Ratings Documentaries and hard hitting news shows are

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It’s probably difficult for most of us to recognize quality journalism since it is such a rare bird.  Not extinct, but rare indeed. Quality journalism is: Factual Objective Comprehensive In-depth Unfortunately, much of what is called journalism today is: Full of half-truths or even outright lies Subjective Limited in scope Superficial In short,  journalism should

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Look closely at this picture of Paul Ryan “washing pots and pans” at a soup kitchen.  See how clean that apron is?  See that huge crease down the front? A crease like that probably means it was just removed from its’ packaging, brand new and ready for the cameras!  The entire scene looks staged, because

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