Separated at girth till death do ’em apart

Britain and America, it has been said, are two countries separated by the same language. How about their journalism?

Is American journalism led by “partisan loons”? Is British journalism “sober, respectable and balanced”? Not quite, says Lionel Laurent, a Columbia School of Journalism graduate, now a markets reporter for Forbes.com.

“Unlike in Britain, where journalists are perceived as no more than hack scum that rifle through the bins of the political classes—something we journos are quite proud of—across the Atlantic the broadsheets have a sense of civic duty and republican pride that the less idealistic find hard to relate to.”

Read the full article here: Conquering the final frontier

Read the contrarian view here: Tedium on deadline

Where journalism is dying

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