The Presidency and Social Media: Discourse, Disruption, and Digital Democracy in the 2016 Presidential Election

1st Edition

Dan Schill, John Allen Hendricks

Routledge
Published October 26, 2017
Reference - 356 Pages - 52 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138081543 - CAT# Y333206

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Summary

The media have long played an important role in the modern political process and the 2016 presidential campaign was no different. From Trump’s tweets and cable-show-call-ins to Sander’s social media machine to Clinton’s "Trump Yourself" app and podcast, journalism, social and digital media, and entertainment media were front-and-center in 2016. Clearly, political media played a dominant and disruptive role in our democratic process. This book helps to explain the role of these media and communication outlets in the 2016 presidential election.

This thorough study of how political communication evolved in 2016 examines the disruptive role communication technology played in the 2016 presidential primary campaign and general election and how voters sought and received political information. The Presidency and Social Media includes top scholars from leading research institutions using various research methodologies to generate new understandings—both theoretical and practical—for students, researchers, journalists, and practitioners.

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