Donald Trump's election as the 45th President of the United States came as something of a surprise--to many analysts, journalists, and voters. The New York Times' s The Upshot gave Hillary Clinton an 85 percent chance of winning the White House even as the returns began to come in. What happened? And what role did the news and social media play in the election? In Trump and the Media , journalism and technology experts grapple with these questions in a series of short, thought-provoking essays. Considering the disruption of the media landscape, the disconnect between many voters and the established news outlets, the emergence of fake news and "alternative facts," and Trump's own use of social media, these essays provide a window onto broader transformations in the relationship between information and politics in the twenty-first century.
The contributors find historical roots to current events in Cold War notions of "us" versus "them," trace the genealogy of the assault on facts, and chart the collapse of traditional news gatekeepers. They consider such topics as Trump's tweets (diagnosed by one writer as "Twitterosis") and the constant media exposure given to Trump during the campaign. They propose photojournalists as visual fact checkers ("lessons of the paparazzi") and debate whether Trump's administration is authoritarian or just authoritarian-like. Finally, they consider future strategies for the news and social media to improve the quality of democratic life.
Mike Ananny, Chris W. Anderson, Rodney Benson, Pablo J. Boczkowski, danah boyd, Robyn Caplan, Michael X. Delli Carpini, Josh Cowls, Susan J. Douglas, Keith N. Hampton, Dave Karpf, Daniel Kreiss, Seth C. Lewis, Zoey Lichtenheld, Andrew L. Mendelson, Gina Neff, Zizi Papacharissi, Katy E. Pearce, Victor Pickard, Sue Robinson, Adrienne Russell, Ralph Schroeder, Michael Schudson, Julia Sonnevend, Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt, Tina Tucker, Fred Turner, Nikki Usher, Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Silvio Waisbord, Barbie Zelizer
ContentsWhy journalism in the age of Trump shouldn't surprise us / Barbie Zelizer
Alternative facts : Donald Trump and the emergence of a new U.S. media regime / Michael X. Delli Carpini
Trump and the great disruption in public communication / Silvio Waisbord, Tina Tucker, and Zoey Lichtenheld
Empirical failures : data journalism, cultural identity, and the Trump campaign / C.W. Anderson
My very own alternative facts about journalism / Michael Schudson
Who's playing who? : media manipulation in an era of Trump / Robyn Caplan and danah boyd
Lessons from the paparazzi : rethinking photojournalistic coverage of Trump / Andrew L. Mendelson
The importance of being a headline / Zizi Papacharissi
Public displays of disaffection : the emotional politics of Donald Trump / Karin Wahl-Jorgensen
Facts (almost) never win over myths / Julia Sonnevend
The media are about identity, not information / Daniel Kreiss
Anticipating news : what Trump teaches us about how the networked press can and should imagine / Mike Ananny
Media projections and Trump's election : a self-defeating prophecy? / Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt
Creeping toward authoritarianism? / Katy E. Pearce
The potential of networked solidarity : communication at the end of the long twentieth century / Gina Neff
Breaking the rules of political communication : Trump's successes and miscalculations / Susan J. Douglas
Trump on Twitter : how a medium designed for democracy became an authoritarian's mouthpiece / Fred Turner
Tweeting all the way to the White House / Josh Cowls and Ralph Schroeder
Social media or social inequality : Trump's "unexpected" election / Keith N. Hampton
How interactivity can build transparency : what tech can teach us about rebuilding media trust / Nikki Usher
The center of the universe no more : from the self-centered stance of the past to the relational mindset of the future / Pablo J. Boczkowski and Seth C. Lewis
Trump, journalists, and social networks of trust / Sue Robinson
When commercialism trumps democracy : media pathologies and the rise of the misinformation society / Victor Pickard
Making journalism great again : Trump and the new rise of news activism / Adrienne Russell
The case for campaign journalism / Rodney Benson
We all stand together or we all fall apart : on the need for an adversarial press in the age of Trump / Dave Karpf.
Communication in politics -- United States.
Presidents -- Election -- 2016 -- Press coverage -- United States.
Political campaigns -- Press coverage -- United States.
Journalism -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Social media -- Political aspects -- United States.
|Publisher|| Cambridge, Massachusetts :2018
Boczkowski, Pablo J.,
Papacharissi, Zizi, editor.
x, 257 pages ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.