“We are constantly told that we should believe that there is a future for journalism—it’s online,” Nation writer John Nichols says. “Unfortunately that future for journalism, by and large, doesn’t pay anybody.” Nichols moderates a panel at this year’s Tucson Festival of Books, aired on C-SPAN, on the death—and new life—of the craft. (The panel begins six hours into this clip.) As newsrooms and news desks close, what new models are arising? What does this mean for political discourse? And where do women fit in?
Chris Hayes, Ed Schultz and the “47 percent” man are on the move. Read Leslie Savan’s take.