Access Journalism Ruins Public Trust

By Joey Coleman // @JoeyColeman
Published: Dec 11 2016 (5 months ago) // Last Updated: Dec 11 2016 (5 months ago)

Wildly followed open source innovator Dave Winer, famous for inventing the RSS protocol and operating the first blog among other things, writes about the "horror show" that is the Trump Cabinet that people much telling the story of Trump's 'betrayal' of working-class voters with this cabinet appointees.

One line jumps out at me in particular:

Can't count on the press (they're trying to be friends with the new administration)

Right there is the problem with access journalism, it taints all journalism and undermines public trust.

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