The tense relationship between the US President and the press has become the new normal, with repeated accusations of “fake news” and labelling of parts of the media as “Enemies of the People”. CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta has experienced this conflict firsthand. He’s had several confrontations with the President, which eventually culminated in his press pass being revoked for a period of time. CNN filed a lawsuit that Acosta's First Amendment rights were violated by this suspension, and a federal judge sided with CNN to restore his press pass and access. Last year, he wrote about his experiences in the New York Times bestselling book The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America. Acosta takes a break from the coverage of the presidential campaign to come to The Nordic Media Festival to share his thoughts on being a political reporter in what has become an unprecedented presidential period. What will the American democracy and journalism look like after Donald Trump?
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