News and Journalism in the Age of Trump

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Traditional news is facing disruption from all sides. Digital media are unraveling the advertising-based business model, an environment of political hyper-partisanship is undermining the idea of objectivity in reporting and the emergence of alternative sources of information, from so-called "fake news" to commercial and institutional propaganda, is challenging even the very notion of truth. Wall Street Journal Editor in Chief Gerard Baker reviews and discusses of these far-reaching developments and their implications for political and civil discourse in a modern democratic society.

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