Columnist Jim Brady is making the argument that social media is one of the leading reasons for a decline in trust in journalism. He cites the reduction and elimination of the editing process:
“By any measure, the public’s opinion of us has dimmed dramatically since we were able to slip the surly bonds of editing and fly our own flags.”
Brady argues that social media has caused journalist to fall victim to their worst instincts.
He also has a hopeful message. Read the column and see what you think.