Stressed out media rely on “usual suspects” as sources

Thoughtful article by Larry Cornies of the Canadian Journalism Project on the quality of news when shrunken (and still shrinking) newsrooms rely on the same set of sources all the time. While there’s always been a tendency to use reliable sources, universities’ media contact lists make it too easy to use the same sources, and thus reduce the number and diversity of voices in the media.

The Canadian Journalism Project, Feb. 25 2009


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