Book: The Trump Presidency, Journalism, and Democracy


This project examines the disruptive nature of Trump news – both the news his Administration makes and the coverage of the news – related to dominant paradigms and ideologies of U.S. journalism.

By relying on conceptualizations of media memory during the Trump campaign and “othering” through news coverage that enhances socio-conservative positions on immigration to normative estimates about Trump’s impact on journalistic ethics, news literacy efforts, and political rhetoric, this project positions this moment in time of contestation.

This volume from scholars, professionals, and media critics operate in unison to construct an overarching framework of today’s interconnected challenges to traditional practices within media spheres, for citizens who rely on journalism for civic engagement, and to those active in social change, from classrooms to city centers.

The book is to be published by Routledge in 2018.