Daily Archives: 5 June 2007

‘Do not turn journalism into entertainment’

The dumbing down of the news—the McDonalds-ification and the Murodch-isation of the media—to appeal to the lowest common denominator, in the mad rash for numbers, has been the pavlovian response of publishers and editors to readership and advertising declines. But the Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa has served a timely warning. Making journalism interesting may…