The US News Industry is More Harmful than is Widely Known

It’s a tough time to work in news. Local papers around the country have been decimated due to Google and Facebook eating up what was once their ad revenue. The last President whipped up hysteria about “fake news” while his supporters flocked to outlets that play fast and loose with the facts. Public trust in the news media has declined for decades. Mainstream outlets continue to fan moral panic about the ascendance of “new media” and “citizen journalists.” Some pundits openly flirt with the idea of censorship.