Online media accountability – A new frontier

Colin Porlezza


Journalism faces radical changes. Economic constraints are disrupting traditional business models, particularly within the print media, causing an increasingly strong bottom-line emphasis among
media managers. Resources are squeezed and newsrooms cut back as newspaper revenues continue to fall – in the U.S. for instance back to their lowest level since 1984, in fact. In consequence, continuous layoffs of journalists contribute to a loss of experience and knowledge within newsrooms, in addition to a greater deprofessionalization with severe consequences for the profile of the media in terms of credibility.


editorial; media accountability; newspapers; journalism; media responsibility; credibility


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Studies in Communication Sciences | ISSN: 1424-4896