Filling the Void in Journalism…
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Investigative reporting, R.I.P. In-depth reporting is dead. If not dead, it’s comatose. Reeling from declining revenue and eroding profit margins, print media enterprises continue to lay off staff and shrink column inches.
New entities are filling the void but they all have agendas. Think tanks engage university professors to write research papers and pump out political commentary. Corporations and advocacy groups churn out press releases and newsletters. Bloggers filter and comment upon the flood of raw material. But hardly anyone is left to do the old-fashioned digging, sifting and reporting that explains to the public how the world really works. The result: The public is inundated with information but many of the most important stories are going unreported.
Sponsor journalistic coverage. Bacon’s Rebellion covers public policy issues, not politics. Our contributors represent viewpoints across the ideological spectrum. With a mission of building more prosperous, livable and sustainable communities — not advancing a partisan agenda — we occupy a unique position in the Virginia blogosphere.
We work with trade associations and advocacy groups of all persuasions to research and write about subjects that will inform the public debate in Virginia. If traditional media are unable or unwilling to address the topics that you think should be part of the public discourse, you need to talk to us.
Contact Publisher Jim Bacon at jabacon[at]baconsrebellion.com or call (804) 873-1543.
Sponsors. At present, Bacon’s Rebellion has one sponsor. Smart Growth America sponsors coverage of transportation and land use issues.