Covering Politics in the Age of Trump (Paperback)

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By Jerry Ceppos, Mark Ballard (Contribution by), Peter Bhatia (Contribution by)


Like politics, journalism has been turned topsy-turvy by the presidency of Donald Trump. Covering Politics in the Age of Trump takes a wide-ranging view of the relationship between the forty-fifth president and the Fourth Estate. In concise, illuminating, and often personal essays, twenty-four top journalists address topics such as growing concerns about political bias and journalistic objectivity; increasing consternation about the media's use of anonymous sources; the practices journalists employ to gain access to wary administration officials; and reporters' efforts to improve journalism in an era of twenty-four-hour cable news. Contributors include: Mark Ballard, Peter Bhatia, Rebecca Buck, Carl Cannon, Jill Colvin, Charlie Cook, McKay Coppins, Mary C. Curtis, Paul Farhi, Quint Forgey, Major Garrett, Ginger Gibson, "Fin" Gomez, Jesse J. Holland, Clark Hoyt, Sarah Isgur, Mark Leibovich, Ashley Parker, Fernando Pizarro, Tom Rosenstiel, Frank Sesno, Alexis Simendinger, Steve Thomma, and Salena Zito.
The Trump administration's contentious relationship with the media has altered the public's expectations regarding the news and national politics. In Covering Politics in the Age of Trump, top political reporters explore this dynamic, relaying stories from the campaign trail to the briefing room that illustrate the new challenges faced by journalists working in the age of "fake news."

About the Author

Jerry Ceppos is the William B. Dickinson Distinguished Professor in Journalism and former dean of the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University. Before entering academia, he worked for thirty-six years in newsrooms. He has contributed to several books on media ethics and journalism, including News Evolution or Revolution? The Future of Print Journalism in the Digital Age.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780807175736
ISBN-10: 0807175730
Publisher: LSU Press
Publication Date: July 14th, 2021
Pages: 174
Language: English