Media in the Age of Trump – Room for Debate

DESCRIPTIONPresident-elect Donald Trump’s news conference on Jan. 11 was contentious. Justin Lane/European Pressphoto Agency

Donald J. Trump canceled campaign credentials for news organizations that wrote critically of him. He taunted one reporter so badly the Secret Service offered to escort her out of his furious rally. He said he would expand libel laws. His staff has called the media the ”opposition party” and said they’d move journalists out of the White House. At his last news conference, his first in months, he refused to take questions from a reporter whose network ran an embarrassing story.

With a president so antagonistic to them, and disdainful of the truth, American journalism faces one of its greatest challenges. How should it respond?

This is part of the Issues for Trump and America series.

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