Words That Matter: How the News and Social Media Shaped the 2016 Presidential Campaign (Paperback)

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How the 2016 news media environment allowed Trump to win the presidency

Words That Matter assesses how the news media covered the extraordinary 2016 election and, more important, what information--true, false, or somewhere in between--actually helped voters make up their minds. Using journalists' real-time tweets and published news coverage of campaign events, along with Gallup polling data measuring how voters perceived that reporting, the book traces the flow of information from candidates and their campaigns to journalists and to the public.

About the Author

Leticia Bode is assistant professor of Communications, Culture, and Technology at Georgetown University; Ceren Budak is assistant professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan; Jonathan M. Ladd is associate professor of Public Policy and Government at Georgetown University and a nonresident senior fellow in Governance Studies at Brookings; Frank Newport is editor in chief of Gallup, Inc.; Josh Pasek is assistant professor of communication studies at the University of Michigan; Lisa O. Singh is associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University; Stuart N. Soroka is Michael W. Traugott Collegiate Professor of communication studies and political science at the University of Michigan; and Michael W. Traugott is research professor at the Institute for Social Research and professor of communication studies and adjunct professor of political science at the University of Michigan, as well as a senior scientist at Gallup, Inc.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780815731917
ISBN-10: 0815731914
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication Date: May 26th, 2020
Pages: 274
Language: English