Report discovers that government is exercising more power in the absence of quality reporting.

This article titled “US online media fail to hold power to account” was written by Roy Greenslade, for on Friday 10th June 2011 09.37 UTC

The newspaper industry in the United States is different from that in Britain – but I wonder if the findings of a recent study into local reporting in America would find an echo here.

It discovered that an explosion of online news sources has not produced a corresponding increase in reporting, particularly quality local reporting.

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