What Newspapers Can Do for a Democracy

From a New York Times column by Jamelle Bouie headlined “What Newspapers Can Do for a Democracy’s Wandering Spirits”:

Next week I’m giving a talk on journalism and democracy, and I thought I would use the newsletter this weekend to think out loud about the subject.

Much of the conversation around journalism and democracy concerns the problems of misinformation, disinformation and partisan silos. How do we ensure that Americans are getting accurate information? How do we help people resist conspiracy theories? How do we encourage readers and viewers to engage with perspectives outside their own?