POLITICAL JOURNALISM DEEMED "BROKEN" IN TRUMP VICTORY AFTERMATH

A Trump rally in Cincinnati, October 2016.  Photo by By Bill Huber from Goshen, Ohio, via  Wikimedia Commons .

A Trump rally in Cincinnati, October 2016.  Photo by By Bill Huber from Goshen, Ohio, via Wikimedia Commons.

The nation's newspaper of record called it a "Dewey Beats Truman lesson for the digital age."  How could so many reporters across so wide a swath of territory have missed the movement that propelled Donald Trump into the Oval Office?  The answers to that question are as much cultural as journalistic, and no doubt will be studied by pollsters and academics for years to come. 

"The misfire on Tuesday night was about a lot more than a failure in polling," wrote media columnist and former political reporter Jim Rutenberg.  "It was a failure to capture the boiling anger of a large portion of the American electorate...political journalism is broken, for sure."  Courtesy The New York Times.

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