When print newspapers’ standards are jeopardized by staff cuts or in making the switch to digital, Oliver argues, we all suffer for it, and not just because that results in content-churners like Tronc. Publications can become vulnerable to dubious buyers, like casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who purchased the Las Vegas Review-Journal, or to silly mistakes, like the Boston Globe’s “investifarted” tweet. Most importantly, they can stop investigating the local issues that so desperately need to be monitored to prevent corruption.
I've been thinking of actually paying for news, but I'm not sure which is better to support. I'm financially stable, so I can afford the bare minimum of charity/luxury spending. Journalism seems like one of the better ways to help the planet.
NPR They seem well funded, and they give out nice perks along with your support. Downside is they are very decentralized, and buying in is a recipe for endless calls/spam for more $$$.
NYTimes This seems the weakest funded, and I like their investigative pieces.
Washington Post Since they were bought by Amazon, it's a moot point to pay extra for it. I noticed a distinct and excess opinionated slant in their articles, bodes poorly for their neutrality.