Is today’s journalism too emotional?

commented by Ranga Yogeshwar

Taboo (Issue I/2021)


The TV show host Ranga Yogeshwar. Photo:

This is also because journalism is being squeezed financially. Editors are extremely nervous. That's why they're running after social media - and everything that promises to grab people's attention.

This trend can best be observed on talk shows: They are no longer about real debates, but are pure entertainment. The drama creates the illusion that they are about something important.

The content, however, falls by the wayside.

Translated by Jess Smee

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