Poor or lazy journalism – what are the causes?

What are the causes of poor or lazy journalism? Are all those who work in the news media fundamentally idle? Do we need a stronger role for the traditional editor (often called the executive editor)? Or are changes in the industry making it impossible for journalists to do their job properly? Some views:

Understaffing the most common cause

Very often, poor or lazy news reporting simply comes down to huge and unrealistic news story demands in the daily job.

An industry under pressure
When the industry is under pressure to cut costs, a whole area of activity (often an important one) can disappear from the audience’s radar: