Jay Rosen: Trump is crashing the presidential campaign system, and journalists need to build a new one in response

Journalists are in a tricky place when covering Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Jay Rosen writes. Should they take his claim that he’ll build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico and have Mexico pay for it as a serious proposal and review it as such? As Rosen writes, if they take it seriously, they become part of the joke, and if they don’t take it seriously, they let Trump get away with an “absurd” statement. Instead, Rosen proposes that journalists recreate the system that Trump is disrupting, which could include calling Trump out in more forceful ways and explaining to their readers why Trump isn’t a normal case, with more collaboration between news organizations to do so.