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About This Book
Changing Channels is about television news told by journalists who live the story 24/7
Facing unique challenges posed by a unique president, newscasts are under the microscope. Just as viewers are changing channels to the one that reflects their political beliefs, journalists are reassessing their strategies. For prominent anchors and reporters the stakes are high. Is this the golden age of post-Watergate journalism? Or have some programs morphed from "just the facts" to propaganda masquerading as news? The lines are blurred as a debate rages over the new rules of the game. Donald Trump's media-bashing circus labels reporters "enemies of the people". As this drama plays out, anchors and reporters who make the most noise often get the most attention. Who is speaking truth to power and who is disseminating partisan rhetoric? And what happens next in the inevitable post-Trump world? Will broadcast journalism revert to the old normal or is this the new normal?
Changing Channels explores the world of TV news - its present and its future told by the people who know it best. Through exclusive interviews and little known public statements, high-profile anchors, reporters, executives and media critics tell us what they really think when the cameras aren't rolling.