Journalism as an institution, especially some of its most prominent national publications, came under intense criticism during the campaign. As if the industry's economic struggles weren't enough, the president-elect called coverage of him "unfair" numerous times and pilloried journalists.
But in a surprising twist, news organizations received a spate of new subscriptions
in the wake of the election. There seems to be a new urgency around reviving journalism as a means of keeping public officials accountable.
One local journalist and Model D contributor, Anna Clark, has advice for those who feel similarly. In a post on her website titled, "How to Support Good Journalism
," Clark lists seven potential ways to do just that, including "Subscribe, donate, and/or advertise," "Support the work of those fighting for a free press," and more for both members of the media and reading public.
"This near-erasure of a news infrastructure over huge stretches of the country has a serious impact on our democracy," writes Clark. "Omnipresent issues that might rise to the surface in, say, Michigan or Wisconsin, never does; the national press that is almost entirely clustered on coasts is never alerted. Locally, the news vacuum contributes to a profound cycle of disinformation that citizens are fed about what is happening in their disinvested regions, and why."
for the complete post and list.