Can the news media help save democracy?

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“We can’t give a free microphone to election deniers or people who won’t accept the results if they lose,” says media critic Margaret Sullivan. Photo by Shutterstock.

Former New York Times and Washington Post Media Critic Margaret Sullivan says America faces a threat to democracy. In her new book, “Newsroom Confidential: Lessons (and Worries) from an Ink-Stained Life,” she says it’s time to move on from “objectivity” and make reporting a form of activism. 

And, Scott Galloway says America is not yet lost, but it has gone adrift, and that’s the title of his latest book. In “Adrift,” he talks about income inequality, polarization, and failing young men. But he says, “I think they can be undone … the ills that plague us are fixable.”  



Warren Olney


Andrea Brody