The Presidency and Social Media : Discourse, Disruption, and Digital Democracy in the 2016 Presidential Election
Schill, Dan (EDT)
Hendricks, John Allen (EDT)
355 p. illustrations ; 24 cm
The media have long played an important role in the modern political process and the 2016 presidential campaign was no different. From Trump's tweets and cable-show-call-ins to Sander's social media machine to Clinton's "Trump Yourself" app and podcast, journalism, social and digital media, and entertainment media were front-and-center in 2016. Clearly, political media played a dominant and disruptive role in our democratic process. This book helps to explain the role of these media and communication outlets in the 2016 presidential election. This thorough study of how political communication evolved in 2016 examines the disruptive role communication technology played in the 2016 presidential primary campaign and general election and how voters sought and received political information. The Presidency and Social Media includes top scholars from leading research institutions using various research methodologies to generate new understandings-both theoretical and practical-for students, researchers, journalists, and practitioners.
Table of Contents
Foreword [Thomas E. Patterson] Preface Part 1: Media Use: Political Engagement & Digital Democracy Discourse, Disruption, and Digital Democracy: Political Communication in the 2016 Presidential Campaign [Dan Schill and John Allen Hendricks] Social Media, News Platforms, and Partisan Exposure: Voters' Media Preferences During the 2016 Presidential Campaign Season [Michael A. Beam, Paul M. Haridakis, Myiah J. Hutchens, and Jay D. Hmielowski] Trump Supporters vs. Republican Voters: How Frustration with the Media Separated the GOP in 2016 [Sharon E. Jarvis and Jay T. Jennings] Online Communication Regarding Ohio's 2016 Presidential Primary [Jeffrey H. Kuznekoff, Leland G. Spencer, and Robert N. Burt] Part 2: Media Effects: Traditional Media & Social Media Distribution Foreign Policy and Presidential Elections: A Look at the Iowa Caucuses [Raluca Cozma] The Effects of Political Social Media Use on Efficacy and Cynicism in the 2016 Presidential Election: Exploring the Possibility of a Reinforcing Spiral [Benjamin R. Warner, Molly M. Greenwood, Freddie J. Jennings, and Josh C. Bramlett] Streaming entertainment and talking politics: Social television in the shaping of online and offline political talk during the 2016 campaign [Sarah Krongard and Jacob Groshek] Part 3: Candidate Discourse in Social Media: Image, Tone, & Rhetoric The Verbal Tone of the 2016 Presidential Primaries: Candidate Twitter, Debate, and Campaign Speech Rhetoric [David Lynn Painter and Katherine Rizzo] Themes in Candidate Messaging on Twitter During the 'Invisible' Presidential Primary [Kate Kenski and Christine R. Filer] Rhetoric in a Transmedia Storytelling Campaign: How Trump Deployed the Paranoid Style in 2016 [Zac Gershberg] Humor use and Policy Mentions in Candidate Interviews across Talk-show Sub-Genres in the 2016 Presidential Election [Dannagal G. Young and Johanna M. Lukk] Part 4: Social Media Messaging: Candidate Branding & Agenda Setting Donald Trump and the "Oxygen of Publicity": Branding, Social Media, and Traditional Media [Sarah Oates and Wendy W. Moe] The Infographic Election: The Role of Visual Content on Social Media in the 2016 Presidential Campaign [Terri L. Towner] Tweets as Tools: Exploring the Campaign Functions of Candidates' Tweets in the 2016 Presidential Campaign [Thomas Kim Hixson] Part 5: Social Media Content: Political Participation & Humor Internet Memes as Polyvocal Political Participation [Andrew S. Ross and Damian J. Rivers] Engaged Brigade: Digital Platforms and Millennial Engagement in the 2016 Election [Alison N. Novak] Donald Trump and the Late-Night Political Humor of Campaign 2016: All The Donald, All the Time [Stephen J. Farnsworth, S. Robert Lichter, and Deanne Canieso]