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Trust and the media in the age of Trump

What journalists need to do now

By Jessica Abrahams  

US President Donald Trump ©Ron Sachs/DPA/PA Images

“How can journalists cover powerful people who lie?” That was the question posed last week by three media heavyweights—Alan Rusbridger, former editor of the Guardian; Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Director of Research at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University; and Heidi Taksdal Skjeseth, US correspondent for Norwegian newspaper Dagsavisen—who have launched a crowdsourcing project searching for solutions.

Referring to Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway’s assertion that the administration was presenting “alternative facts,” they ask:…

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