Journalism is in crisis. The heart of the crisis isn't what most people think it is—the bitter struggle between Donald Trump and news organizations. The heart of the crisis is economic. Quite rapidly in the twenty-first century, newspapers, traditionally the major generators of original journalism, have gone into a downward spiral that has resulted in the disappearance of about half of their editorial jobs.
Washington Post media critic Margaret Sullivan is back again to talk to us about her new book, Ghosting the News: Local Journalism and the Crisis of American Democracy.