Cross contributes chapter in book about Trump presidency

Al Cross, director of the Institute of Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky, has drawn on his extensive background to contribute a chapter to Robert E. Gutsche Jr.’s ‘The Trump President, Journalism and Democracy’ book that was published in February.

Al’s chapter, the 12th chapter in the book, is titled “Stop Overlooking Us.”  Here’s that chapter, provided to us by Al.   Trump Rural chapter proof

Al Cross

This book examines the disruptive nature of Trump news – both the news his administration makes and the coverage of it – related to dominant paradigms and ideologies of U.S. journalism. By relying on conceptualizations of media memory and “othering” through news coverage that enhances socio-conservative positions on issues such as immigration, the book positions this moment in a time of contestation. Contributors ranging from scholars, professionals, and media critics operate in unison to analyze today’s interconnected challenges to traditional practices within media spheres posed by Trump news. The outcomes should resonate with citizens who rely on journalism for civic engagement and who are active in social change.

Part IV: Journalistic Recovery Post-Trump: Lessons Learned

12. “Stop Overlooking Us!”: Missed Intersections of Trump, Media, and Rural America

(Al Cross)

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