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Election '16: Lessons for Journalism

Earn Back the Right to Serve as Watchdogs

While demanding transparency from political leaders, we, as journalists, must hold ourselves accountable, too

Election '16: Lessons for Journalism

Why We Need News Literacy Now

How news literacy can help students—and the rest of us—build demand for real journalism

Election '16: Lessons for Journalism

The Way Forward

Reflecting on this historic campaign and looking ahead to what newsrooms must do next

Election '16: Lessons for Journalism

Journalists Need to Better Explain What Journalists Do … Including Me

If journalists don’t inform the public about what we do and why, we’re ceding the debate to those looking to vilify and delegitimize the press at a dangerous moment in history

Election '16: Lessons for Journalism

Telling Stories in Uncertain Times

The example of courageous Mexican journalists teaches us to believe, against all odds, in the power of story, that truth still matters

Election '16: Lessons for Journalism

The Problem with Polls Isn’t Technological, It’s Political

As a matter of civic ethics and good governance, it’s time to regulate the publication of pre-election polls

Election '16: Lessons for Journalism

Education, Reconciliation, and Polarization

How Trump exposed new gaps in news literacy and values

Election '16: Lessons for Journalism

Relevance over Reach, Value over Volume

Notes toward an empathetic journalism for the right half of America

Election '16: Lessons for Journalism

Predicting Outcomes Is Not Our Job

Poll stories masquerade as serious journalism. We're in the business of providing real news and analysis so people can make their own decisions

Election '16: Lessons for Journalism

Rebuilding Local Journalism as an Essential Democratic Force

The work of local and regional papers once informed the work of national ones. Can new partnerships and tactics revitalize local coverage and restore that connection?

Election '16: Lessons for Journalism

All Journalism is Local

To get beyond celebrity- and pundit-driven news, newsrooms need to become civic reactors—hubs of community information and activity