The pro-fact resistance

“Simultaneously, a wave of pro-journalism TV shows, books, and podcasts will explode on the scene helping more and more citizens understand and appreciate the role solid, factual news plays in their daily lives.”

The movement to discredit journalism and verifiable facts will clash in 2018 with a growing resistance, made up of local citizens, progressive public servants, celebrities, artists, and journalists themselves. Expect a surge in violent confrontations, filled with the occasional bloody arrests of reporters, especially as the mid-term elections draw near. An internal debate will take place at news organizations as several discover bots posing as trolls on their homepages and social media accounts. Simultaneously, a wave of pro-journalism TV shows, books, and podcasts will explode on the scene helping more and more citizens understand and appreciate the role solid, factual news plays in their daily lives.

Corey Johnson is a reporter for the Tampa Bay Times.

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