MediaLens on journalism’s filtering system in action

MediaLens is a UK organization dedicated to raising awareness of the way the media system distorts reality as a result of the forces of free-market capitalism. Their analysis of things is along the lines of Chomsky and Herman’s propaganda model of media filtering.

This month they have published a three-part analysis of current goings on in the journalism profession that demonstrates the actual functioning of this filtering system in the UK today.

I believe it is very important for librarians to at least be cognizant of this analysis of the media system, information being our field of expertise.