For the 2018 election…
First, the mainstream media should stop looking down on/firing/suspending/etc any journalists or political opinion people from appearances/donations/etc with/to politicians.
Second, the next democratic presidential candidate should coordinate and campaign with the ABC/NBC/CBS news anchors (if they can get their support). Rachel Maddow should do a “Game Day” type show prior to rallies and then appear on stage to get the message out more effectively.
Third, the candidate needs to talk to the MSM heads and lobby for full support. Republicans have really perfected a sustainable model and the left needs to copy it.