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the comeback

CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC are enjoying a 40 percent viewership increase in the Trump era

Despite the president's escalating war against the press, the media is actually enjoying something of a renaissance in the Trump era. Shares in the New York Times Co. have climbed 42 percent since President Trump's election, outperforming Goldman Sachs, The Economist reports. The Times added 276,000 new subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2016, bringing its total up to some 3 million subscriptions overall. And they're not alone: The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal are also seeing increased subscriptions and pageviews, and the big cable news networks — CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC — each saw a 40 percent or higher jump in viewership in the first six weeks of 2017.