We’ve really gotten ahead of ourselves. Our eagerness to know what will happen next, particularly in relation to the Trump saga, manifests itself in a hunger for conjecture in places that we once relied on to deliver fact — in particular, journalism. Reporters and editors making guesses at what might happen rather than reporting what did happen results in what is typically called speculative journalism.
"What Is the Future of Speculative Journalism?" is from the January 22, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Christy Wampole and narrated by Kristi Burns.