With the Trump administration settled into the White House, how have American journalists adapted to this new era of closed press conferences, “alternative facts” and unfiltered sprays on Twitter? It’s time to explore how Trump interacts with the media, and what that means for discourse, democracy and the wider world. Washington Post columnist and author Dana Milbank appeared in conversation with journalist and former US correspondent Anne Davies.
In collaboration with The Walkley Foundation, Dana and Anne discussed what it’s like reporting in Trump’s America, and why it seems trust in journalism has been eroded. They considerered how we can work to rebuild that trust, and engage with people who feel like the media is not for them.