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News After Trump: Journalism's Crisis of Relevance in a Changed Media Culture

Matt Carlson, Sue Robinson, and Seth C. Lewis


Donald Trump’s rapid—and seemingly improbable—ascension from reality show star to polarizing president threw into question many assumptions about how our media and political worlds work. His habit of lying, history of racist statements, and disdain for conventions upended traditional relations between journalists and political elites. Taking an expansive view of the contemporary media and political environment during the Trump years, News After Trump portrays a media culture in transition. As journalism’s very relevance comes to be increasingly questioned, we focus on how different actors—from ... More

Keywords: journalism, Donald Trump, digital media, media culture, populism, US politics, political communication

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780197550342
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197550342.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matt Carlson, author
Associate Professor in the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Minnesota

Sue Robinson, author
Helen Firstbrook Franklin Professor of Journalism, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Seth C. Lewis, author
Professor and Shirley Papé Chair in Emerging Media, University of Oregon