This book examines the disruptive nature of Trump news – both the news his administration makes and the coverage of it – related to dominant paradigms and ideologies of U.S. journalism. By relying on conceptualizations of media memory and "othering" through news coverage that enhances socio-conservative positions on issues such as immigration, the book positions this moment in a time of contestation. Contributors ranging from scholars, professionals, and media critics operate in unison to analyze today’s interconnected challenges to traditional practices within media spheres posed by Trump news. The outcomes should resonate with citizens who rely on journalism for civic engagement and who are active in social change.

Chapters 6, 7 and 11 of this book are freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license here: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/edit/10.4324/9781315142326/trump-presidency-journalism-democracy-robert-gutsche?context=ubx&refId=8cc35100-2b4d-4a73-bbff-0ab9186212de

chapter |15 pages


Translating Trump: How to Discuss the Complications of Covering New Presidential Politics
ByRobert E. Gutsche

part Part I|82 pages

Challenges to Journalistic Norms, Practices, and Social Cohesion

chapter 1|20 pages

Donald Trump and the War on the Media

From Election ‘16 into the Trump Presidency
ByDouglas Kellner

chapter 3|18 pages

Civil War in Donald Trump’s America

Conversations about Media and Mayhem on Main Street, USA
ByRobert E. Pierre

chapter 4|22 pages

Haktology, Trump, and News Practices

ByLeon Barkho

part Part II|79 pages

Journalism during Difficult Discourse

chapter 5|17 pages

Who, From Where? TV Network News Coverage of Immigration Narratives during Trump’s First 100 Days

ByJennifer Hoewe, Geri Alumit Zeldes, Brian J. Bowe

chapter 6|22 pages

By Any Other Name

Media and White-Supremacist Terrorism in the Trump Era
ByKatherine M. Bell
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chapter 7|16 pages

The Hell that Black People Live

Trump’s Reports to Journalists on Urban Conditions
ByCarolyn Guniss
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part Part III|50 pages

Trump, Rhetoric, and Understanding Amid Media Fragmentation

chapter 9|11 pages

The Origins of Trump’s “Alternative Reality”

A Brief History of the Breitbart Effect
ByFrank Durham

chapter 10|14 pages

Advertisements in the Age of Hyper-Partisan Media

Breitbart’s #DumpKelloggs Campaign
ByPrashanth Bhat

chapter 11|23 pages


Racist Undertones of Donald Trump’s Rhetorical Repertoire
ByStephen J. Heidt
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part Part IV|82 pages

Journalistic Recovery Post-Trump

chapter 12|26 pages

“Stop Overlooking Us!”

Missed Intersections of Trump, Media, and Rural America
ByAl Cross

chapter 13|25 pages

Reeducation or Rejuvenation?

Trump’s Influence on News Interest and Literacy
ByFred Blevens

chapter 14|17 pages

Trump, Democracy, and the Extension of Journalism Ethics

ByKathleen Bartzen Culver

chapter 15|12 pages

The Effects of Mediatized Hate

Coping with Life in Trumpland
ByLaTasha DeLoach

chapter |16 pages


Facing Tomorrow in an Age of Trump
ByRobert E. Gutsche