Platforms, Networks, and New Power Technology’s Impact on Politics, Policy, and Elections

News commoditization and disruption, fake news, and the surprise interdependence of cable news and the internet
Today’s fractured media environment requires understanding the commoditization and distribution of news, the conflict between paid and organic reach online, how these developments led to the rise of “fake news,” and the interdependence of cable news and the internet in today’s modern political environment. We will examine these concepts through the lens of the 2016 election and how they played a role in President Trump’s success in the 2016 campaign and into his Presidency.

IOP Spring 2018 Resident Fellow Adam Conner

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:45pm
IOP Conference room, L-166