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What happens when the media's priority is profit?

Bad journalism, with its cynical storytelling, damages democracy; at best, disengaging citizens from active politics and, at worst, leaving them haplessly misinformed. With an understated and clear voice, Lord David Puttnam calls on us to challenge a culture of negligence by reconsidering our notions about how to balance the freedom of expression (and the freedom to unscrupulously chase profit) with the press's moral imperative to serve democracy.

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