The Twitter Presidency: How Trump Shapes TV News Agenda

Just under a century ago, confronting an antagonistic press that opposed him at every turn, President Franklin Roosevelt turned to the then-nascent technology of radio to bypass the media and speak directly to the American public through his “fireside chats.” Today Donald Trump wields his Twitter account to similar effect. Using a new dataset that tracks every appearance of Trump’s tweets on television news screens this year, we can examine how effective has he been at setting the media agenda.

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