As part of our series on the news industry’s focus on the new, the controversial, the negative and the political – rather than the important, the consensual, the positive, and the cultural, technological and religious – we spoke to the veteran British journalist Jonathan Dimbleby about how journalism has changed during his time at the centre of British current affairs.
We’ll publish his observations in a series of video clips – beginning with his thoughts on how competition between 24/7 news platforms distracts us from what matters…
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- Jonathan Dimbleby’s interview for UnHerd was recorded on 12th July and his remarks also appear in our audio documentary on the news industry.
- Clip two is now online: Listening to today’s constantly transmitting journalists, I worry they lack thinking time