One thing is certain in the wake of the 2016 presidential election, says Margaret Sullivan’s Nov 11 2016 column in the Washington Post
“Journalists are going to have to be better — stronger, more courageous, stiffer-spined — than they’ve ever been.
“Donald Trump made hatred of the media the centerpiece of his campaign. Journalists were just cogs in a corporate machine, part of the rigged system. If many Americans distrusted us in the past, they came to actively hate us.
“… We have to be willing to fight back,” she said.
“More than ever, we will need fearless and deep journalism,” she quoted Dan Gillmor, a journalist who teaches at Arizona State University.