Has Trump Ushered In a Golden Age for News Media?

Has Trump Ushered In a Golden Age for News Media?

Has Trump Ushered In a Golden Age for News Media?

Nichols on journalism, Harold Meyerson on Brett Kavanaugh, and Nomi Prins on Trump and economic entropy.


The Age of Trump, despite the opportunities it brings to investigative journalism, is hardly a “golden age,” John Nichols argues: Cutbacks and layoffs have crippled the nation’s news media—not in covering just the White House, but state and local government as well. The New York Daily News provides a vivid example of the crisis.

Also: The Democrats need to retake control of the Senate if they are to have a chance of preventing Trump from transforming the Supreme Court into a right-wing bulwark. Harold Meyerson of The American Prospect analyzes the political battles in key states—and the factors that may weaken Brett Kavanaugh in his confirmation hearings.

Plus: Trump has done something genuinely new as president: He specializes in creating uncertainty. Nomi Prins talks about the economic consequences for us, and for our future: the danger of chaos, and entropy.


Thank you for reading The Nation!

We hope you enjoyed the story you just read. It takes a dedicated team to publish timely, deeply researched pieces like this one. For over 150 years, The Nation has stood for truth, justice, and democracy. Today, in a time of media austerity, articles like the one you just read are vital ways to speak truth to power and cover issues that are often overlooked by the mainstream media.

This month, we are calling on those who value us to support our Spring Fundraising Campaign and make the work we do possible. The Nation is not beholden to advertisers or corporate owners—we answer only to you, our readers.

Can you help us reach our $20,000 goal this month? Donate today to ensure we can continue to publish journalism on the most important issues of the day, from climate change and abortion access to the Supreme Court and the peace movement. The Nation can help you make sense of this moment, and much more.

Thank you for being a supporter of independent journalism.

Ad Policy