Dirty little secret: ‘Think tanks’ are among top culprits in media disinformation crisis — RT Op-ed

Dirty little secret: ‘Think tanks’ are among top culprits in media disinformation crisis

IPA AUSTRALIA (ODT)

Think tanks are increasingly taking advantage of tight news budgets to influence the press agenda in favour of their sponsors.

Decades ago, these outfits generally operated as policy advisories. Although, some were comfortably enumerated ‘retirement homes’ for distinguished public servants or intellectuals. However, in modern times, they have become indistinguishable from lobbying firms. With the budgets to match.
On the Russia (and broader Eastern European) beat, think tank influence is becoming increasingly dangerous and malign. And it’s leading to a crisis in journalistic standards which nobody wants to acknowledge.

via Dirty little secret: ‘Think tanks’ are among top culprits in media disinformation crisis — RT Op-ed

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