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Epstein story shows investigative journalism is thriving

NEW YORK (AP) — The Miami Herald’s stories on sex trafficking charges against billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein illustrate a counter-intuitive trend: Investigative journalism is thriving as the news media industry struggles. In announcing new charges against Epstein 11 years after the financier secretly got a sweetheart deal from federal prosecutors …

“Everyone Thinks They’re Going to Sell”: Hellfire at Fox as Hannity Mulls Leaving and Lachlan Goes Full Donna Brazile on Trump | Vanity Fair

Inside Fox, staffers believe that C.E.O. Lachlan Murdoch is likely to nudge the network in a less pro-Trump direction. Is this the first step in a larger strategy to sell the newly spun-off company? Donald Trump’s alliance with Fox News has been one of the few constants throughout his shambolic presidency. …

A Future With Less News | The New Republic

Alan Rusbridger’s account of his time at The Guardian illustrates the possibilities and limits of journalism in the digital era. “I think news is incredibly important to society and democracy,” Mark Zuckerberg told a group of editors and media executives in May. The Guardian and its sister newspaper, The Observer, had reported two months earlier …

What Does ‘Off the Record’ Really Mean? – The New York Times

President Trump has ignored bedrock diplomatic alliances. He has stared directly into an eclipse. His disregard for the “off” part of an off-the-record meeting would seem to surprise exactly no one. But the president’s decision to speak publicly about his recent private discussion with A.G. Sulzberger, the publisher of The New York Times, …