An imploding mediascape has driven independent journalists to publish their work in newsletters like Substack. But a la carte news is not a sustainable model for anyone.
Which is why we need independent news outlets who serve their readers and not conservative billionaire investors—to continue to bring unbiased, top-notch reporting. And we need them now more than ever.
When local media fail to do their jobs by checking facts, corroborating sources, or simply asking follow-up questions as they did in Sioux Falls, SD, following a bomb scare, they're the ones creating "fake news."
The Trump administration has declared a war of words on the press. Just how far will they take it?
With a hunger for high-stakes libel suits, chants of "crooked media" and "fake news," and an all out denigration of the free press, the fourth estate is headed for the darkest fight of its American life.
A confluence of institutional failures, not least of which the mainstream media, have gotten us into this mess. Can we expect any of them to get us out of it?
Voters cast the entire world in a brutal reality show when they elected Donald Trump. And none of us can change the channel.