Unlike what you think, online journalism isnt dead.
Or maybe I’m slightly biased because I have spent the last 1 year of my work life in journalism / PR / Content sphere enough to know that online journalism isnt dead.
What the issue is, however, is that the democratization of the internet and technology has made every TOM, DICK and HARRY a content creator/journalist. There will be platforms that will always pick up banter and fake news but they won’t last.
On what you uncovered, there are ways to go around things like this. In fact, Sahara Reporters might be your go-to platform for things like that. I’m sorry about what you had to go through with blogs. It’s the world we live in - It’s what people want. Thats why blogs keep serving it. Once again, So sorry