Some say journalism is the lifeblood of democracy. And since American democracy has never been healthier than it is right now, we all owe a debt of gratitude to the red blood cells pumping through our system: the hardworking journalists of 2017.
Whether it’s deep investigative reporting, insightful local coverage, or a classic instance of “he-said, she-said,” if there’s anything 2017 taught us, it’s that journalism has reached new heights of relevance, prestige, and principle. Especially cable news, which has never been more informative according to the latest research (which I saw).
So let’s stop the presses, because there’s breaking news: It’s time to celebrate the BEST JOURNALISM OF 2017:
10. Magazine articles
8. Well-researched newspaper articles that made us think in 2017
7. Exclusive interviews
6. (TIE) Movie reviews / op-ed columns
5. Investigative reports
4. International journalism
3. Blockbuster stories
2. In-depth analysis
1. The Pulitzer Prize for journalism