by Karen McNally
Trump, Television and the Media: From Drama to “Fake News” to Tweetstorms is a free virtual event taking place over two days from Friday 30 to Saturday 31 October 2020, just a few days before the US election. Talks will be starting at lunchtime and running through to early evening on both days, and you will be able to choose and attend any sessions you might find interesting. Come and join in to talk about all things Trump, television, journalism and the media!
Panels will include papers on television shows as varied as American Horror Story, Ru Paul’s Drag Race, The Good Place and The Handmaid’s Tale, and topics as diverse as how journalism has struggled to report on Trump, the use of Twitter as a political strategy, and Trump’s hyper-real, mediated presidency – even how he plays at being a home shopping salesman.
The keynote speaker is James Poniewozik, Chief Television Critic for the New York Times (previously also for Time magazine) and author of Audience of One: Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America (W.W. Norton & Co. 2019).
There will also be a panel detailing the work of the Video Essay Podcast to curate a Black Lives Matter video essay playlist.
The full programme is available through the conference page. You will also be able to register here through an Eventbrite link.
Please contact Dr Karen McNally if you would like any additional information.