The Post-Trump Media Slump

Washington Post Grasps for New Direction as Trump-Era Boom Fades (WSJ)

Since media is mostly bad news, a terrible President was very good for business. Since he’s been gone “Most major publishers have suffered audience declines from 2020” (WSJ). The WSJ is down nearly 10% and the Washington Post is down nearly 30%. Purely political sites like Politico have been cut in half. Even minor publishers like, well, me are down as well.



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Indrajit Samarajiva is a writer from Sri Lanka, grumpily in Oxford for a while. Sign up for my newsletter at, and you can reach me at