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American political journalism—rich or poor?

The veteran Financial Times columnist Jurek Martin has written a comment about "The Rising Poverty of American Political Journalism".

RISJ Research Fellow Rasmus Kleis Nielsen draws on his recently published book Political Journalism in Transition and argues in a piece written for the Huffington Post that Martin sees the problems upside down - American political journalism is, in Nielsen's view, abundantly rich, and its main problem is not poor quality (though some content is of poor quality) but the risk of a growing gulf between the minority of insiders who can follow the abundant, detailed, blow-by-blow coverage and the majority of ordinary citizens who tune out when they feel journalists no longer report on the problems they confront, speak in terms they understand.

View the full article on the Huffington Post website here