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Journalism in the Age of Trump

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Slides from a meeting with Strat Comms professionals hosted by the University of Oregon in April 2017. Looks at how we got here, current challenges, and opportunities for the reaffirmation of journalism in the age of Trump.

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Journalism in the Age of Trump

  1. 1. History, Impact and Response Damian Radcliffe > @damianradcliffe April 2017 Journalism in the age of President Trump
  2. 2. How did we get here? First… a little history
  3. 3. Tech: 5x contributing factors
  4. 4. 1. Fake news looks a lot like real news.
  5. 5. 2. Algorithms show us more of what we like, not what we need to know.
  6. 6. 3. Tech doesn’t automatically discern fact from fiction.
  7. 7. 4. The rise of robots.
  8. 8. 5. Tech has helped pull money away from sources of real reporting.
  9. 9. The Media: five key issues
  10. 10. 1. Fewer ad dollars means fewer journalistic boots on the ground.
  11. 11. 2. Unparalleled airtime helped Trump build momentum.
  12. 12. 3. Did investigative journalism and fact-checking make a difference?
  13. 13. 4. Many journalists were out of step with the mood of much of the country
  14. 14. 5. Trump is a master of deflection
  15. 15. Where are we now?
  16. 16. 1. Clashes from Day One
  17. 17. 2. The rise of “Alternative Facts”
  18. 18. •Insert images/tweets/memes
  19. 19. •Insert images/tweets/memes
  20. 20. 3. Emergence of “Fake News”
  21. 21. 4. “Enemy of the People”
  22. 22. 5. “The official opposition party”
  23. 23. •Insert images/tweets/memes – video would be great!
  24. 24. Moving Forward
  25. 25. 1. Learn from history / other countries
  26. 26. 2. Stress why this matters
  27. 27. 3. Work hard to regain trust
  28. 28. 4. Embrace engagment
  29. 29. 5. Don’t do stupid stuff
  30. 30. 6. Do things differently
  31. 31. Jack Shafer, Politico 1. Curb Your Twitter Enthusiasm 2. Starve the Troll 3. Don’t Fact- Check Everything He Says (Starve the Troll, Part II)
  32. 32. 7. Find advocates in surprising places
  33. 33. 10. The rise of satire •Insert images from SNL etc.
  34. 34. 8. Determine how best to respond
  35. 35. •Screengrabs •https://
  36. 36. 9. See the opportunity
  37. 37. 9a. Research opportunities
  38. 38. 9b. Promotion of media literacy
  39. 39. 9c. Changes in journalistic practice
  40. 40. 10. Don’t have to go it alone.
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  42. 42. What kind of world do we want to live in?
  43. 43. Email: damianr@uoregon.edu Twitter: @damianradcliffe Web: damianradcliffe.com Thanks for listening.

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