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Trump’s Media War

Editors: Happer, Catherine, Hoskins, Andrew, Merrin, William (Eds.)

  • Features short, sharp contributions from both academics and journalists, two of whom were on the Trump campaign trail
  • Extremely topical and addresses current issues related to Trump, such as his celebrity persona, election campaign, press conferences and relationship with the mainstream media
  • Looks at the political use of Twitter, social media and the internet in general
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About this book

The election of Donald Trump as US President in 2016 seemed to catch the world napping. Like the vote for Brexit in the UK, there seemed to be a new de-synchronicity – a huge reality gap – between the unfolding of history and the mainstream news media’s interpretations of and reporting of contemporary events. Through a series of short, sharp interventions from academics and journalists, this book interrogates the emergent media war around Donald Trump. A series of interconnected themes are used to set an agenda for exploration of Trump as the lynch-pin in the fall of the liberal mainstream and the rise of the right media mainstream in the USA. By exploring topics such as Trump’s television celebrity, his presidential candidacy and data-driven election campaign, his use of social media, his press conferences and combative relationship with the mainstream media, and the question of ‘fake news’ and his administration’s defence of ‘alternative facts’, the contributors rally together to map the parallels of the seemingly momentous and continuing shifts in the wider relationship between media and politics.

About the authors

Catherine Happer is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Glasgow, UK, and a member of the Glasgow Media Group.

Andrew Hoskins is Interdisciplinary Research Professor in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Glasgow, UK.

William Merrin is Associate Professor of Media Studies at Swansea University, UK.     

Reviews

“As the first US president to openly defy long-accepted journalistic norms, Donald Trump has provoked fury, frustration and occasionally admiration. This eminently readable collection of essays from a variety of distinguished commentators and academics offers some very stimulating reflections on a digital media phenomenon who, whether we like it or not, is rewriting the rules of political communication. Highly recommended for students and anyone interested in journalism, politics, media or contemporary culture.” (Steven Barnett, Professor of Communications, University of Westminster, UK)

“Trump and the media are a paradox: On the one hand, Trump makes use of Twitter like no other president, on the other hand, he positions himself sharper than ever against critical media. In a highly sophisticated way, the contributions in this volume open the eyes to this media paradox of Trump’s presidency.” (Andreas Hepp, Professor, ZeMKI, University of Bremen, Germany)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Weaponizing Reality: An Introduction to Trump’s War on the Media

    Happer, Catherine (et al.)

    Pages 3-22

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  • Trump and the Press: A Murder-Suicide Pact

    Jarvis, Jeff

    Pages 23-29

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  • Turning the Tables: How Trump Turned Fake News from a Weapon of Deception to a Weapon of Mass Destruction of Legitimate News

    Levinson, Paul

    Pages 33-46

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  • Trump’s War Against the Media, Fake News, and (A)Social Media

    Kellner, Douglas

    Pages 47-67

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  • The War of Images in the Age of Trump

    Allbeson, Tom (et al.)

    Pages 69-84

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eBook 23,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-94069-4
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Softcover 29,11 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-94068-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Trump’s Media War
Editors
  • Catherine Happer
  • Andrew Hoskins
  • William Merrin
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94069-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94069-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-94068-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 272
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