The wave of corporate media mergers has changed the business of news-gathering. Investigative journalism, which takes time and money, is largely replaced by McNews. The public is titillated with coverage of crime and sex scandals. There are endless features about the lives of rich and famous Hollywood celebrities and sports stars.
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Sydney Schanberg was a journalist who worked for The New York Times for more than twenty-five years. Recipient of many awards, he was best known for his reporting on Cambodia in the 1970s, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize. He is the author of The Death and Life of Dith Pran and Beyond the Killing Fields. He died in 2016