For a vivid example of what real journalism looks like, The Life of Kings, a just-published series of essays by Baltimore Sun reporters, describes what their paper was like before (as has happened at too many other papers) digital advertising gutted newsroom budgets and investment companies bought out more civic-minded owners to fire-sale the wreckage.
Another book for the reading list! It is now 43 days since the election, and journalism has still not performed a proper post-mortem on their historic failure. All I see is news orgs continuing the same bankrupt clickbait philosophy ... which I have no interest in perpetuating. Having trouble finding good articles as a result.