But we may have one last shot at a reset.
One of the few bright spots this past year was supposed to be the revival of journalism.
And to be sure it’s been a great time for muckraking – with newsrooms bringing home scoop after scoop on the Trump administration.
Subscriptions to everything from the New York Times to Mother Jones are up.
And for the first time in decades trust in news media is rising too: Today 54 percent of the public have confidence in journalists to tell the truth while only 36 percent trust the president.
So: Will Donald Trump – perhaps the most anti-journalism president in modern times – actually end up saving journalism?
Here’s where the story turns more complicated.