Culture notes: We’re drowning in news we don’t trust

Across the US and Europe, faith in the news is falling amid a cacophony of sensationalist reporting, writes Catherine Fieschi.

The World Today
Published 31 March 2023 Updated 30 March 2023 3 minute READ

Catherine Fieschi

Director, Counterpoint

One of the biggest culture shocks I experienced after moving to France from Britain two years ago was my daily confrontation with the French media. Nothing prepared me for a media landscape that is both fragmented and overbearing, slick and yet naff, full of drama and yet utterly predictable.

French TV and radio mostly feel like drunken Club Med organizers playing endless prime-time footsie with each other

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