8 years ago: Constituencies

June 21, 2005, on this blog: Constituencies

The “business” sections of most newspapers and business segments of news broadcasts are structured for the concerns of executives and shareholders. Every day they provide news that is of vital importance to employees and customers, but those constituencies are forced to read between the lines for clues of how this news affects their concerns. They may represent the largest constituencies, but because they lack the financial clout of the smaller, wealthier constituencies, their concerns are underrepresented.

By this point you’ve probably guessed that my worry is not only about journalism, but also about democracy.


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