Media Vets Discuss Trump’s Election

"We need to understand that world better before there’s another election."

Politico has a good roundup of 11 media heavyweights giving their takes on the presidential election. They cover what went wrong in the industry and any lessons to be learned. Here are just a few highlights.

NY Times executive editor Dean Baquet (pictured):

I think one of the biggest stories we all have to take on in the coming years is to understand that world better — the working class voters who feel like the forces of globalization and the rise of technology have left them behind. We need to understand that world better before there’s another election.

Gawker Media founder Nick Denton:

An adversarial media did not persuade during this election campaign; in fact it may have reinforced the resentment of Trump voters.

The Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel

There was important coverage of his lies. They were holding him accountable for refusing to release his tax returns, for abuse of his foundation. But too often there was a false equivalence, often a symmetry drawn between Clinton and Trump as equal liars, which is wrong.