News media seeing 'post-Trump slump' as passions cool

New York (AFP) – Tensions have cooled between the news media and the White House after four tumultuous years — potentially bad news for outlets struggling with a long downtrend in the industry. The so-called “Trump bump” which boosted viewers and subscriptions at outlets such as CNN and the New York Times now appears to have turned into a slump following the departure of Donald Trump from the presidency. At CNN — which was at loggerheads with Trump for much of his tenure — viewership in prime time has slid some 50 percent in March 2021 compared with a year ago, with smaller declines for cab…

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