Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Executive Magazine- journalism and democracy.

"Democracies are built on good journalism" - this is how Excutive magazine is promoting its new issue even if I dare think they are positioning the whole magazine and not just a one-off. Whereas I am not arguing about their statement, which is correct, I am reminded of an old ad by Annahar which I sadly did not keep and which goes back to the mi-90s and goes: "the newspaper that is not funded by the reader, is funded by the unknown" (at the time there were talks late Rafic Hariri was going to become a major shareholder of the newspaper).
Well, let me ask you this question - when was the last time your bought a magazine?
I for one, keep reading all day long, but all of it is digital-based.