For those who have yet to see the documentary film, Outfoxed, it’s a must see, imo, regardless if you are a PR professional or not. In a compelling way, it lays out Rupert Murdoch’s “vision” about news as well as its implementation that is in place 24/7 on Fox News.
As the competition intensifies among traditional and online media outlets for eyeballs and ears, the Murdoch “model” could become a greater temptation for other media to imitate. Even though he promised to keep out of the Wall Street Journal newsroom at the time he bought it, Murdoch and his definition of “journalism” will undoubtedly seep into every nook and cranny of the WSJ newsroom.
However, one of the people in Outfoxed had a smart and obvious recommendation that each of us should act on—now and as many times as it takes until we get results: reach out to the FCC and let them know your feelings/opinions of Fox News, its management and reporters. Before it’s too late. Please.