Times editor: Now is the as ‘golden age’ for serious journalism 

John Witherow, editor of the Times, ABOVE, has said that now is a “golden age” for serious newspapers.

Speaking at Web Summit, Europe’s largest technology conference, in Lisbon, Witherow said: “Today we are told it’s the tech giants who are killing us. Readers want everything for free, we must do click-bait, it’s a race to the bottom. Except that’s not true.

“Good journalism does not need saving. It’s thriving. This is a golden age for serious journalism. It’s expanding into audio and visual and reaching new audiences.”

He added: “When young people ask me if they should go into journalism nowadays, I say, by all means, now is a great time.”

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