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This Golden State Podcast: What Happens to Journalism in the Age of Trump?

How the media fell down on the job during the election, and what it's in for under President Trump.

This Golden State is a podcast from veteran broadcast journalist Randy Shandobil. Click above to play.

 

The mainstream media was among the biggest losers in last week’s election. Already suffering from record-low levels of trust and a struggling business model, it misread one of the biggest political stories in generations. And now it could get worse: Our next president not only trash-talks journalists, he is threatening to rewrite libel laws to make it easier to sue journalists. This Golden State’s Randy Shandobil talks to journalism students about whether they are now rethinking their career choices and to Ed Wasserman, the Dean of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, about what the mainstream media did wrong.

 

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