I think the time has come for the media in Bermuda to consider working together on some projects.
Take the latest scandal to envelope City Hall – this cries out for some sustained investigate journalism, but no one media entity has the resources to do it effectively and in a sustained fashion.
There is no shame in sharing – it happens a lot already – and as long as the timing of publication/broadcast is right, the only winners would be those that had collaborated on a project.
There have been so many ‘gates’, so many questions posed that the public is being let down because no-one is providing the meaningful answers. That is what, at its best, good journalism is about.
This is not a dig at the reporters who are doing their best under ridiculous conditions. CEOs, boards, owners must realise that this is a fundamental role of the media, one that will get eyeballs on websites and help to stop the rot of falling print and viewing figures.
They must also keep their noses out of editorial and leave the decision-making process to those that understand news.