Sébastien Mort (Université de Lorraine – délégation LARCA 2018-19) : Bullying the News Media : Authoritarianism, Political Intimidation, and Journalistic Practice in the Trump Era

09 March 2020 - 17 h 00 min - 19 h 00 min


Starting from the premise that Donald Trump follows an authoritarian style of rule, this talk addresses the strategies that he and his allies have unfurled to intimidate the news media. It proposes that journalism’s difficulty to effectively respond to Trump’s intimidation can be accounted for by both the vulnerabilities of the US news media system in the postbroadcast media regime and the profession’s failure to update professional practices and conventions.