The election of Donald Trump has caused a surge in discussion of the "news media" but not all words are equal. Mentions of "news media" are up across CNN, MSNBC and Fox News, but mentions of "the media" are four times more common on Fox News, while mentions of "reporters" plural are up on all three stations, but "reporter" singular is down on all three stations.
The timeline below shows mentions of "news media" on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News using the Internet Archive's Television News Archive from July 2009 to present. Mentions are up across all three channels.
In contrast, mentions of "the media" are at the same point they were a decade ago, but mentions on Fox News have surged from their already high levels compared with its peers.
Mentions of "reporters" plural are up across the board.
While mentions of "reporter" singular are down.