What’s a journalist supposed to be now — an activist? A stenographer? You’re asking the wrong question
In a world full of information, their work perhaps has never been more vital. But, what do they do exactly? Trust in the news media — as in many American institutions — is low. And during a time of protest, lockdown and economic fallout, media columnist Margaret Sullivan, writing in The Washington Post, asks: what are [America’s] journalists, supposed to be?
From The Washington Post