Sunday, November 13, 2016
How 2016 changed journalism forever
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Has anyone else felt like their profession was rendered irrelevant by the results of the 2016 election? Or is it just journalists?
The only job titles that probably took more flak than "journalist" for the election results were "pollster" and "DNC chair." Not to speak for my fellow journos, but I imagine everyone in the media industry had the wind knocked out of them particularly hard Tuesday night and are still recovering. I know I still I am.
Journalists — print, TV, online, etc. — were in uncharted territory thanks to Donald Trump. At first, his candidacy was written off as a joke. Then he gained some steam, and was thus worth our time to cover. When it became clear he would be part of the national conversation for the long haul, we began to scrutinize him.