Ryan Smith is a Chicago-based freelance journalist and a regular contributor to Chicago Tribune's RedEye, The Onion AV Club's Gameological Society, and RedBullUSA.com
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Saturday, July 07, 2012
The Death of Quality Local News: Why I Blew the Whistle on Journatic's Practices
HBO's new late-night series The Newsroom is set in the busy backstage of a CNN-like cable news TV show, but had the creators of the premium cable show really wanted to expose the most shocking behind-the-scenes realities of modern journalism, they'd instead have had to cast actor Jeff Daniels as a reporter for a company named Journatic .