The 2016 presidential election propelled a new media ecosystem into prominence. We spoke with Ethan Zuckerman, an author of a new study that explores a dynamic centralized around Breitbart.
For a state to be Orwellian necessitates two ingredients: language as a tool of deception to obfuscate critical thought and a surveillant autocratic government that coerces national loyalty. At this point, Trump’s America is neither.
The Trump administration’s falsehoods indicates a broader conflict where two groups are struggling for the power to define the truth.
Although irresponsible media coverage alone may not have been enough to get Trump elected, it cannot be dismissed.
In a cross-campus collaboration, Brendan of Trinity and Emmet of Macalester compiled ideas ranging national policy, to institutional practices and personal choices, which they believe would benefit our democracy.
The fact that minority-created and focused performances are ignored and marginalized by the mainstream is evident. To accurately represent America as we know it through the media of film, the control of capital and influence must be more evenly distributed to less represented minorities.
Donald Trump has dominated the media through the 2016 election. Thomas M. Harvell-DeGolier, a student at Trinity University, states “Unable to bear scrutiny and negative press, Trump acts impulsively and petulantly by banning newspapers and journalists.”