ALERT: LE MONDE PROMOTIONS AS “NEWS” ON THE FRONT PAGE

Files under General | Jan 20th

If Le Monde does this, something is really wrong in our news business.

An ad (promoting an Opera collection) on the front page — as news.

With the same type of the news content.

Wrong, Monsieur Le Monde.

Promotions are fine.

They bring money and readers.

And I don’t have a problem with that.

Yes…

Newspapers need money to fund good reporting.

But good reporting starts with a basic rule: seperate news and advertising.

Period.

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