Tim Bray has an interesting piece that he summarizes as
Journalism sucks. But there's hope.
I’ve had similar experiences to Tim’s with technical journalists: in all the times I’ve been interviewed, I’ve rarely felt that the interviewer was capable of expressing what I was saying technically. Usually, I get misquoted, a few times to the point of actually reversing what I meant.
What Tim is talking about is the fact that media companies – like any company – are beholden to those that write the checks, and that ain’t the readers, it’s the advertisers. The upcoming FCC decision to drop the rules on media ownership is clearly going to make this worse, not better. For example, if you think that radio is more diverse now than it was twenty years ago, raise your hand. Anyone?
Here’s a brief FAQ that talks about the proposed FCC rules change.