The latest edition of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver offers a most brilliant, incisive picture of everything that’s wrong with American journalism in our brave, new digital age.
Its both hilarious and tragic, and incorporates many of the themes we’ve been featuring here at esnl.
And most importantly, the segment hammers on one of our favorite themes: The bedrock roll played in all journalism by the community newspaper.
Oh, and, yeah, without that foundation, corruption flourishes.
The segment also features the Las Vegas Review Journal, the paper where we got our start in daily journalism, and Sam Zell, the former Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune owner [among others] who is now the biggest apartment owner here in Berkeley.
From Last Week Tonight:
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Journalism
The newspaper industry is suffering. That’s bad news for journalists — both real and fictional.