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How Journalism Became a Dirty Word

What’s the role of media and truth in a post-fact world?

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Alternative facts. Post-truth. Fake news. When the president of the United States declares media the “enemy of the American people,” you know we’re in for a moment of reckoning. In adapted excerpts from their forthcoming book, “Reimagining Journalism in a Post-Truth World: How Late-Night Comedians, Internet Trolls, and Savvy Reporters Are Transforming News,” Ed Madison and Ben DeJarnette examine how journalism went wrong, and what it means for democracy.