A path to public trust: The Guardian’s editor-in-chief tells Julia Belluz that America needs the press.
“We can’t count on the judges in a way we could,” says Alan Rusbridger. “Congress is not doing its job. The checks and balances we thought existed in society are not there, and it’s only the press we have now. And the public are so willing to support the work of journalists and acknowledge the importance of what we do — but we have to be as good as they want us to be.”