Were facing this moment at perhaps the worst possible time for the news industry

American journalism has never faced a challenge like the intersection of Donald Trump’s trial and the 2024 presidential election. With newsrooms shrinking and the right-wing spin machine in overdrive, we need real, independent reporting more than ever.

Over the next year and a half, political journalism will face the unprecedented situation of covering a presidential race in which the leading challenger to the incumbent administration is a former president facing 37 federal criminal charges.

We’re facing this moment at perhaps the worst possible time for the news industry.

Overall newsroom employment at newspapers has crashed by more than 50 percent since 2008. The local press has been decimated. Digital news outlets like BuzzFeed News, FiveThirtyEight, and Vice, which were once seen as a part of journalism’s bright future, are announcing major layoffs or shutting down completely.

The Intercept is committed to covering the 2024... election and Donald Trump’s trial without fear or favor. With the right-wing spin machine in overdrive and what’s left of the mainstream media stuck in the same outdated “both sides” model that got us here in the first place, the need for real, independent journalism has never been greater.

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