“the wire”: hbo case study

The hit series the “Wire” was written by a former journalist at the Baltimore Sun, historically one of the best but ravaged by cuts and downsizing.  Season 5 has an outstanding depiction of how the newspaper as an institution in the community intersects with other organizational structures:  drug gangs, police, the political system.  The corruption in all of them is shown as not unique to any one of them.  Check it out.  It could even be the basis for a case study.images-8

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