Public-funded (but *not* state-controlled) and nonprofit news outlets are the future of journalism. Corporate-run news, especially in the United States, has become subpar. The big three cable news outlets are horrible. Newspaper chains like Gannett have gutted local news gathering operations.

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PBS, NPR, VOA, local public radio and TV and nonprofit news sources like the Texas Tribune need more support. NYT and WSJ are solid corporate outlets (for now) but they’re not completely immune to advertiser interference and inordinate influence of profitability considerations.

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