Is “the media” obsessed with Donald Trump? How much? Does it matter?

The issue if and how much is Trump’s celebrity influenced by a so-called “media obsession” with his persona and ideas has been much discussed during the 2016 nomination campaign. Here are some opinions…

The Media’s Not Being Honest About Its Trump Obsession…medias…trump…/209038

Media Matters for America

Mar 7, 2016 – Right after the Feb. 25 Republican debate, front-runner Donald Trump was interviewed at length on the debate stage by CNN’s Chris Cuomo.

New Report Proves What We Already Knew: The Media’s Donald ……/donald-trumpmedia-study_us_575e…

 The Huffington Post

Jun 13, 2016 – Trump is arguably the first bona fide media-created presidential … Knew: The Media’sDonald Trump Obsession Helped Propel His Candidacy.

Why we can no longer laugh about the Trumps’ media obsession – The ……/why-we-can-no-longer-laugh-…

The Washington Post

Apr 29, 2016 – Here’s Julia Ioffe’s version of Donald Trump making America great again: After writing a GQ feature profile of Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, Ioffe …

The Media’s Obsession with Trump Isn’t Justified by Data – MediaShift

 Jun 3, 2016 – In the piece, he argued that the $1.9 billion in free publicity that the media has given DonaldTrump so far during this election cycle has …

Donald Trump, News Media’s Latest Celebrity Obsession | National ……/medias-stupid-trumpobsession-rich-low…

 National Review

Sep 18, 2015 – The CNN event was typical of a press that has lost its mind, not to mention its dignity, over Donald Trump.

Press must share the blame: The shallow, ratings-obsessed media is ……/press_must_share_the_blame_the_shallow_ratings_obsessed

May 13, 2016 – Donald Trump has mastered the manipulation of a very compliant media. … ratings-obsessed media is as responsible for Trump as the GOP.

Donald Trump’s obsession with himself – –

Jun 2, 2016 – It’s all about Donald Trump. … Donald Trump’s obsession with himself … Watch this video. Donald Trump: Be courteous to “scum” media 02:01 …

THE MEDIA’S Obsession With Trump – Daily Kos…/-THE-MEDIA-S-Obsession-With-Trum

Daily Kos

May 10, 2016 – I witnessed a program on CNN with Anderson Cooper, and for the entire hour, they talked about nothing but Donald Trump. The media is giving …

Obsession? Why media are feeding the public’s hunger for Trump tales…/obsession-why-media-are-feeding-publics-h…

Fox News Channel

Jun 3, 2016 – As a media critic, I regularly analyze whether news organizations are sufficiently vetting … CNN on “Donald Trump’s Obsession with Himself”:.

Sorin Adam Matei

Sorin Adam Matei - Professor of Communication at Purdue University - studies the relationship between information technology and social groups. He published papers and articles in Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Information Society, and Foreign Policy. He is the author or co-editor of several books. The most recent is Structural differentation in social media. He also co-edited Ethical Reasoning in Big Data,Transparency in social media and Roles, Trust, and Reputation in Social Media Knowledge Markets: Theory and Methods (Computational Social Sciences) , all three the product of the NSF funded KredibleNet project. Dr. Matei's teaching portfolio includes online interaction, and online community analytics and development classes. His teaching makes use of a number of software platforms he has codeveloped, such as Visible Effort . Dr. Matei is also known for his media work. He is a former BBC World Service journalist whose contributions have been published in Esquire and several leading Romanian newspapers. In Romania, he is known for his books Boierii Mintii (The Mind Boyars), Idolii forului (Idols of the forum), and Idei de schimb (Spare ideas).

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