UW Faculty Featured in New Book on Trump and the Media

Communication Department faculty Katy Pearce and Adrienne Russell are contributors in a new book on President Trump and the media, recently published by MIT Press.

According to the publisher’s website:

“Donald Trump’s election as the 45th President of the United States came as something of a surprise—to many analysts, journalists, and voters. The New York Times’s The Upshot gave Hillary Clinton an 85 percent chance of winning the White House even as the returns began to come in. What happened? And what role did the news and social media play in the election? In Trump and the Media, journalism and technology experts grapple with these questions in a series of short, thought-provoking essays.

Considering the disruption of the media landscape, the disconnect between many voters and the established news outlets, the emergence of fake news and ‘alternative facts,’ and Trump’s own use of social media, these essays provide a window onto broader transformations in the relationship between information and politics in the twenty-first century …”

To discover more about this new book and explore options for purchase, please visit the MIT Press HERE