This is a pretty good read. Covering Trump the Reuters Way Excerpt: In a message to staff today, Reuters Editor-in-Chief Steve Adler wrote about covering President Trump the Reuters way: The first 12 days of the Trump presidency (yes, that’s all it’s been!) have been memorable for all – and especially challenging for us in the news business. It’s not every day that a U.S. president calls journalists “among the most dishonest human beings on earth” or that his chief strategist dubs the media “the opposition party.” It’s hardly surprising that the air is thick with questions and theories about how to cover the new Administration. So what is the Reuters answer? To oppose the administration? To appease it? To boycott its briefings? To use our platform to rally support for the media? All these ideas are out there, and they may be right for some news operations, but they don’t make sense for Reuters. We already know what to do because we do it every day, and we do it all over the world. Read on from the lnk at top this post for his Do's and Don'ts to the reporting staff. The one I like the best is this. --Don’t vent publicly about what might be understandable day-to-day frustration. In countless other countries, we keep our own counsel so we can do our reporting without being suspected of personal animus. We need to do that in the U.S., too. I don't think the press is Trump's opposition, but I think Trump and Bannon think there's a big payoff to them if they keep saying it and the press gets annoyed, rises to the bait and keeps losing it every time they strive to put out a really great edition and then read some Trump tweet about fake news... That's one of Bannon's things. The press needs to #resist all those WH attempts to gaslight them. Maybe by ignoring them, since activist fact-checking on that score only generates more gaslighting effort. Report the news as best and fairly as possible and go the hell home and play with the kids. Leave the phone in a drawer! The Reuters chief is right, they do do a good job reporting on Iran by working with sources (since the government handouts are BS) so there's no reason they can't do a good job the same way in reporting on the USA. Ignore the bait tossing antics of Bannon & Co and just dig for good sources.