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How the news media – long in thrall to Trump – can cover his new run for president responsibly

Donald Trump recently announced he's running for president in 2024. "If they are to serve the public interest, journalists cannot apply the ordinary rules for covering candidates" when they report on Trump, "a politician who regularly defies democratic norms and lies with abandon," writes Thomas E. Patterson, a longtime scholar of political journalism and Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press, Harvard Kennedy School.