Jay Rosen teaches journalism at New York University and writes the blog


Why Trump Is Winning and the Press Is Losing

The morning after Donald Trump was elected US president, New York, November 9, 2016

There is alive in the land an organized campaign to discredit the American press. This campaign is succeeding. Its roots are long. Nixon seethed about the press in private. Trump seethes in public, a very different act. I think our top journalists are correct that if they become the political opposition to Trump, they will lose. And yet, they have to go to war against a political style in which power gets to write its own story. There is a risk that they will fail to make this distinction.