Claire Atkinson highlights how Donald Trump is helping cable news prosper. Brian Stelter notes Trump has been explicitly cheerleading for Fox News, while Gabriel Sherman explores his war with CNN. John Herrman discusses the issue of access.
Brian Stelter calls Trump a photo-op president. Daniel Holloway notes he's operating from a TV publicity playbook, and Mark Harris observes that he believes journalists should be more like publicists. James Poniewozik explains how Trump is now spinning facts like he always did TV ratings.
Harper Neidig says Republicans are eager to see major changes at the FCC under Trump, and Meg James and Jim Puzzanghera foresee a media merger surge coming. Jonah Engel Bromwich notes there are fears about the future of press freedom as journalists face felony charges stemming from inauguration riots.
Eric Levitz reports on that Steve Bannon appears to be the author of most of Trump's executive orders. Kate Knibbs analyzes Bannon's documentary films to pinpoint his worldview.
Dave Itzkoff looks at how Seth Meyers is defining his show via its focus on Trump.