Just a quick one stolen from Roy Greenslade, about the council newspaper debate.
Roy quotes from Jon Slattery’s blog:
“When I interviewed the editor of a local council paper for a piece on town halls and the local press in The Journalist he told me:
‘Some council papers are trying to ape the look and feel of a local paper, but what we do is propaganda. When I report the council’s budget proposals I look for positive stories and don’t mention the £6m worth of cuts. If I reported that I would be sacked. I don’t tell lies, but I always look for positive stories.'”