When asked during confirmation hearings, Chief Justice John Roberts famously replied (paraphrase) that the “solution to problems regarding free speech is more free speech”.
Likewise, I would say that the solution to the problems posed to a free press by the Trump Administration (and any Administration, for that matter) is “more free press”.
Mr. Gillmor seems to suggest that the solution to the problems he sees to day vis a vis the Trump Administration is to have less of both. I disagree.
The press is very agitated about the challenges to their reporting posed by the Trump Administration. The public, who the press depends upon to pay their salaries, however, are not agitated in the slightest. Why? Well, most are bubble-dwellers, on both sides, content to listen to the news being spun to their liking by the outlets of their choice, along with an unfortunately small minority quite capable of rational thought willing to scale mountains of information and data for an unobstructed view at actual truth, which to be sure, is not found consistently on ANY of the major outlets these days.
This too will pass.