Tue, 4 October 2016
NYU Journalism Professor Jay Rosen (@JayRosenNYU), author of PressThink.org, joins us to discuss the media crisis made apparent by the Donald Trump campaign.
Has the media been overwhelmed by the 2016 campaign? What should the political press do? How Trump has short-circuited the traditional practices and assumptions of campaign journalism. How the Tea Party/Birther movement metastasized before the press could catch on. The circularity in the rationale for "campaign coverage."
Read Prof. Rosen's piece, "Asymmetry between the major parties fires the circuts of the mainstream press" http://pressthink.org/2016/09/asymmetry-between-the-major-parties-fries-the-circuits-of-the-mainstream-press/#p21