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The Failure Of The Media's Election Coverage

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks with the media after the presidential debate between Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at Hofstra University, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in Hempstead, N.Y. (John Locher/AP)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks with the media after the presidential debate between Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at Hofstra University, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in Hempstead, N.Y. (John Locher/AP)

The election of Donald Trump as the president came as a shock to many journalists and their consumers. Where did the media go wrong?

Joshua Benton of the Nieman Journalism Lab calls it, “a marker of how bad a job we did,” and NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik‘s latest column is headlined “Trump Won. The Media Lost. What Next?” Folkenflik ( @davidfolkenflik) speaks with Here & Now‘s Robin Young about the news media’s role in the election.

 

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