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My
subscription to
Crikey
is about to lapse. Why should I bother renewing when the media is doing such a
rotten job?

Ouch! I gather that you are not alone in asking this question -- not just in reference to Crikey, but as part of growing skepticism about the value of the media in general.

Before answering, I should declare a "non-conflict" of interest, in that neither I nor The Ethics Centre receive any remuneration for writing this column (hint to editor).