National Press Club

Assessing Trump and Putin's Political Communication And The Media's Coverage Of Them

August 26, 2018

Assessing Trump and Putin's Political Communication And The Media's Coverage Of Them

The now-famed Helsinki press conference with Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin captured the world's attention and reflected their approaches to political communication. It also illustrated the American media's struggle to cover U.S.-Russia relations during a turbulent time. Professor Sarah Oates from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism studies how traditional and online media can support or subvert democracy. In this episode of Update1 with Broadcast/Podcast Committee member Viola Gienger, Oates assesses the communication styles of the two presidents and the U.S. news media's coverage of their rhetoric and actions.

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