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Virtual Conference – Trump, Television and the Media: From Drama to "Fake News" to Tweetstorms

Friday 30 October 2020 and Saturday 31 October 2020

This two-day virtual conference, hosted by the Media, Culture and Creative Technologies Group at London Metropolitan University, brought together an international group of speakers to reflect on the ways in which the convergence of Trump and the media has affected America’s media and cultural landscape and the nation’s politics. The virtual event explored an extraordinary political climate and media presidency, organized by Dr Karen McNally, Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies. The conference considered topics including how fictional drama, comedy and reality TV has engaged with the Trump era, the representation of Donald Trump through journalism and television news media and Trump’s use of television and tweets as political strategies. The conference also included a special panel on Black Lives Matter video essays.

Keynote speaker: James Poniewozik, Chief TV critic at the New York Times and author of Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America (WW Norton, 2019)