Time to pay for good journalism

Nicholas Chan

Members of the media waiting outside the Kuala Lumpur High Court, where former prime minister Najib Razak was charged with corruption on Wednesday. We should be worried if someone else is paying for our news, because chances are, what you will get is bad journalism replacing the good kind. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Najjua Zulkefli, July 8, 2018.

ONE can’t help but spot the irony. That this column article appealing to people to pay for (credible) news cannot be read unless one has already paid to read this news portal.

Never mind. Let’s get two things clear first. First, this is not a paid endorsement. Second, when I refer to the news, it does not have to be The Malaysian Insight, which I have just subscribed to.

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  • Yes, fully agree. Good quality news come with a price.

    Posted 5 years ago by Ang Peng Wong

  • Many of you grew up paying for a newspaper? Well Ive never paid a single cent for information and I continue to do so. Despite all that was said and written. There are many news outlet providing good journalism which are free. Like I said, Ive never had to pay for information ever in my life. You put up subscriptions, you lose gen-y, we dont pay for information, we are used to it.

    Posted 5 years ago by Bruno 85

    • Who is paying for the free news you read and what is their agenda?

      Posted 4 years ago by Anak Kampung

  • Ya, must sokong quality journalism. Otherwise we will only get Umno mouthpiece like Hudusan Malaysia. We need diversity of news and information but nothing in this world is free. It does not cost much to pay quality journalism.

    Posted 5 years ago by Da Hi