How news brands are tackling the Trump era

This article addresses how news brands covered the early days of President Donald Trump’s administration, and outlines some recommendations for improving their output going forwards.

Donald Trump’s ascension to The White House has transformed the media landscape, from sparking debates about "fake news" to driving traffic and subscription growth for many news providers.

But with the advent of "alternative facts", heightened partisanship and declining public trust in the media – as well as a Commander in Chief who regularly singles out publications for criticism on Twitter – long-established news providers now face the challenge of covering the Trump administration in a way that both builds their brands and adheres to established journalistic best practice.

And Thomas E. Patterson – the Bradlee Professor of Government and...

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