Comments on: The new Medicis funding journalism http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/02/12/the-new-medicis-funding-journalism/ Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:54:39 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Fergus_Pitt http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/02/12/the-new-medicis-funding-journalism/#comment-16565 Sat, 08 Mar 2014 17:46:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2495#comment-16565 Interpreting your third-last paragraph, you seem to be saying that money in the magnitude of $20-$60M can “comfortably fund our future investigative needs”.

This surprises me: the amount of money devoted to hiding information and unethical actions must dwarf that; just think about the amount of money corporations and individuals spend on evading tax. Think about the amount of money spent on PR. I’m sure you can list a whole range of other spending categories to conceal or obscure facts and stack the deck against journalists, citizens and transparency.

$60M sounds like a lot (and it is) but the other side of the ledger is even bigger.

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/02/12/the-new-medicis-funding-journalism/#comment-16542 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:07:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2495#comment-16542 Is this different than what we already have because these individuals have faces rather than being anonomous corporately held entities. What if Neil Barsky finds out that the way to improve the criminal justice system is to have laws written not only to protect the rich from the poor? Does he really think the cops, lawyers and judges don’t know who they represent (at least the ones in charge)?

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By: tmc http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/02/12/the-new-medicis-funding-journalism/#comment-16541 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:27:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2495#comment-16541 Good article! Maybe there is hope for the future of journalism.

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