Journos Wary Of Meddling

Journalists testifying at the Commons finance committee yesterday expressed wariness over practical or perceived government meddling in news coverage under a $595 million industry bailout. One MP called the program a “blank cheque” that leaves cabinet appointees to decide which publishers win subsidies: “If the impression is left to linger that the government is forking over cash grants to their journalist buddies, trust in media will only plummet further.”

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