The Listening Post

Trump out, Biden in: What did the media learn?

A look at the US media’s inauguration coverage. Plus, Nigerian digital outlets that told the #EndSARS story.

The talk in Washington, DC is of a return to “normalcy”; we ask four American media analysts about the future of journalism in the Biden era.

Osita Nwanevu – Staff writer, The New Republic
Janine Jackson – Program Director, FAIR
Dan Froomkin – Editor, Press Watch
Jack Crowe – News Editor, National Review

On our radar:

Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny returns to prison, but not before releasing a documentary that has become a huge online hit. Producer Johanna Hoes tells Richard Gizbert about “Putin’s Palace” and the so-called “biggest bribe in history”.

#ENDSARS: The hashtag that exposed police brutality in Nigeria

As thousands of youths protested against police violence in Nigeria, new media outlets emerged to cover a story the mainstream shied away from.

Richard Ogundiya – Co-founder, More Branches
Kovie Biakolo – Culture writer and editor
Dapo Olorunyomi – CEO, Premium Times
Emmanuel Akinwotu – West Africa correspondent, The Guardian