Donald Trump’s first year in office was anything but conventional.
The U.S. president blasted the media over and again, describing journalists as “extremely dishonest,” “unfair” and “not good people.” Unlike previous presidents, Mister Trump circumvented newspapers and television through twitter, using short bursts of text to clarify his policies.
CGTN’s Mike Walter explores Trump’s use of social media and how it’s shaped media coverage.
To discuss all of this:
- Eleanor Clift, political journalist for the Daily Beast
- Seema Sirohi, senior journalist with The Economic Times and columnist for the Gateway House
- Lesley Clark, a National Correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers
- Suzanne Lynch, a Washington correspondent for The Irish Times
A year of Trump: These half-dozen consequential actions have changed the way government works and where America fits in the world https://t.co/73DVB7l3Ur
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) January 18, 2018
At least 262 journalists were imprisoned worldwide in 2017. Instead of vigorously defending press freedom, President Trump hands out "Fake News Awards." https://t.co/VctiLE17I0
— Freedom of the Press (@FreedomofPress) January 18, 2018