When Journalism Bows to Money

New Mexico Compass

By Marisa Demarco

— I was part of The Line panel on “New Mexico In Focus” yesterday, and the topic of balancing the needs of funders against editorial integrity came up. The discussion moves pretty quickly on this KNME program, and I had a lot to say on the subject that I didn’t manage to interject, despite what I suspect will be a few humorous attempts. (The show airs tonight at 7 p.m. and Sunday morning at 7 a.m.)

Here’s background on the story, as told in an article by Jane Mayer that appeared in The New Yorker: 

A documentary called Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream was slated to run in the fall on PBS affiliate WNET in New York. The film, about the growing wage gap in the country, focuses on an apartment building that houses the wealthiest people in New York.

The documentary…

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