Mark Day’s argument would be much stronger if journalists were actually peeking behind the closed doors of our democracy and giving us genuine investigation and analysis. Repeating the spin and driving the narrative that their preferred MPs are talking about doesn’t cut it.
It seems to me that the media is attributing its difficulties to the shift from print to online and the difficulty maintaining revenue streams. To some extent, this masks the fact that political journalism is degenerating into basic observation and speculation. It’s the same approach that reality TV is built around – watch something happen and then construct a narrative to make it entertaining.