How bad is it really?

Modified on Mon, 15 Apr 2024 at 12:01 AM

Before the pandemic, job losses were estimated at 50%. Since then there have been more closures and retrenchments that could mean up to 70% of our colleagues have left journalism since 2009.

We only need to see how quickly our democratic institutions have declined in lockstep with journalism, and how our economy has lagged with it. Local metro news has been especially hard hit, now barely existent, and one only needs to review the state of our cities to see how service delivery failure is enabled by zero accountability journalism. 

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