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Media, Politics, and Trump:
Navigating News, "Fake News" and Social Media
Kevin Wagner
Lifelong Learning Society Professorship in Current Affairs, 2017-2018
Lifelong Learning Society Professorship in Current Affairs, 2013-2014

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Trump Administration has made American media the opposition party. This lecture will explore how media and coverage of politics is changing under the Trump Administration. Using polls, social media, traditional media and in-depth analysis, Professor Wagner will explore how news coverage is changing and what those changes will mean for America going forward and in a historical context. The lecture will examine the concept of truth in the age of "fake news" and explore the influences of technology, political media, parties, and interest groups on public opinion. Professor Wagner will explore these concepts using survey results and media clips. Combining visuals, data and occasional humor, Professor Wagner will help you navigate the gauntlet of the new media universe.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Kevin Wagner received his JD, MA and PhD in Political Science from the University of Florida. He is the former Director of Graduate Studies in Political Science at FAU and currently President of the FAU Faculty Senate and a member of the FAU Board of Trustees. His research and teaching interests include campaigns and elections, as well as media and politics. His work has been published in leading journals and law reviews including American Review of Politics, The Journal of Legislative Studies, The Political Chronicle, and Politics and Policy. He is one of the leading authorities on the effects of technology on politics and has published a book with Rowman and Littlefield Press entitled Rebooting American Politics: The Internet Revolution. His most recent book is Tweeting to Power: The Social Media Revolution in Politics, from Oxford University Press. Dr. Wagner has lectured extensively on American politics and has been cited in many leading newspapers, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, New York Newsday, Dallas Morning News and Miami Herald.  He has been featured on many national television shows, including MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports and NBC’s The Today Show and has appeared as a political analyst for both our local CBS and NBC affiliates.

Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Date: Monday, October 23, 2017
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: Member - $30 per event
$75 for any combination of three events, members only
$120 for any combination of eight events, members only

Non-member - $35
Cash will no longer be accepted as payment for lectures.

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