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

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

By Carlson, Matt
By Robinson, Sue
By Lewis, Seth C.

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Donald Trump might have been the loudest and most powerful voice maligning the integrity of news media in a generation, but his unrelenting attacks draw from a stew of resentment, wariness, cynicism, and even hatred toward the press that has been simmering for years. At one time,... journalism's centrality in reporting and interpreting important events was relatively unquestioned when a limited number of channels and voices produced a consensus-based news environment. The collapse of this environment has sparked a moment of reckoning within and outside journalism, particularly as professional news outlets struggle to remain solvent. Alternative voices compete for attention with and criticize the work and motivations of journalists, even as a growing number of journalists question their core norms and practices. News After Trump considers these struggles over journalism to be about the very relevance of journalism as an institutional form of knowledge production. At the heart of this questioning is a struggle to define what truthful accounts look like and who ought to create them or determine them in a rapidly changing media culture. Through an extensive accounting of Trump's relationship with the press, and drawing on in-depth interviews with journalists and textual analysis of news events, editorials, social media, and trade-press discussions, the book rethinks the relevance of journalism by recognizing the limits of objectivity and the way in which journalism positions certain actors as authority figures while rendering the less socially powerful invisible or flawed. This ethos of detachment has staved off vital questions about how journalism connects to its audiences, how it creates enduring value in people's lives (or not), and how diversity needs to be understood jointly at the level of production, reporting, and audience in order to rebuild trust.
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ISBN 9780197550359
Released NZ 19 May 2022
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Paperback
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Series Journalism and Political Communication Unbound
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ISBN-13 9780197550359
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press Inc
Released 19 May 2022
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Carlson, Matt
By Robinson, Sue
By Lewis, Seth C.
Series Journalism and Political Communication Unbound
Category Comparative Politics
Diplomacy
Press & Journalism
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 233mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 071.3090512
Weight 402g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Press and politics - History - 21st century - United States, Journalism - Political aspects - History - 21st century - United States, Political culture - History - 21st century - United States, Trump, Donald - Influence
NBS Text Politics: General & Reference
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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