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Journalism’s Last Hurrah?

Newsrooms are shining bright. Let’s hope it’s not a supernova.

It’s been an amazing few months for journalism. After an, ahem, mixed performance in the 2016 campaign, the nation’s newsrooms pulled their gumption out of storage, squared up their shoulders, and went to work investigating an administration committed not just to the usual spin and evasion, but to full-scale war on the public’s right to know. The result has been something of a golden age for investigative reporting, when journalism (along with the courts, and a resurgence of civic activism) has stiffened the spine of democracy in

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