Trump, Television and the Media Virtual Conference

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October 30, 2020 to October 31, 2020
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Film and Film History, Journalism and Media Studies, Political History / Studies


Trump, Television and the Media: From Drama to “Fake News” to Tweetstorms

Friday 30 and Saturday 31 October 2020

Conference Organiser: Dr Karen McNally, London Metropolitan University


Registration is now open for this free two-day virtual conference hosted by the Media, Culture and Creative Technologies Group in London Metropolitan University’s School of Computing and Digital Media, which brings together an international group of speakers for an exploration of this extraordinary era in American politics and media. The event includes talks on themes from the engagement of fictional drama, comedy and reality TV with the Trump era, to the representation of Donald Trump through journalism and television news media, and Trump’s use of television and tweets as political strategies.

The conference will also include a keynote address by James Poniewozik, Chief Television Critic at the New York Times and author of Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America (2019), as well as a special panel on Black Lives Matter video essays.

Further details of the full conference programme are available at

We look forward to having you join us in this free, two-day virtual reflection on how the convergence of Trump and the media has affected America’s cultural landscape and the nation’s politics.

Registration is required in order to access the event and spaces are limited. Registration details are available at the following Eventbrite link:


Please contact the conference organiser, Dr Karen McNally, with any enquiries at