Articles by Rachel Oldroyd

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Donald Trump and the Media’s ‘Epic Fail’
Rachel Oldroyd – The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, 14 Nov 2016

One of the most egregious failings of the media in the US election was their chase of audience share at the expense of substantial reporting. As happened in the UK in the run up to Brexit, lots of American media outlets treated Trump as entertainment – his soundbites, as shocking as they were, provided fantastic content on social media – and elevated his untruths to their front pages.

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