Two and a Half Cheers for the Mainstream Press | Washington Monthly
Major national outlets need to help smaller ones survive.
Big mainstream news outlets are thriving and doing the best job in a generation of defending democracy. Local news outlets, however, are in total economic collapse. And big media is doing almost nothing to fight this collapse.
The big media outlets cover the collapse of local journalism as if it’s some kind of tragic natural disaster, like an earthquake. It is not.
calls on the major news media to report on — and advocate for —solutions to this solvable problem.
You have to hand it to the much-maligned mainstream press: Whereas four years ago, Trump was manipulating the media into doing his bidding—now it’s the news media forcing Trump to react, writes