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McKay Coppins: Media in the Age of Trump


(Air dates: November 8 ~ 11, 2017) McKay Coppins is a political journalist and writer for the Atlantic. He authored the 2015 book, The Wilderness — Deep Inside the Republican Party’s Combative, Contentious, Chaotic Quest to Take Back the White House. Coppins is a graduate from Brigham Young University.

Coppins spent time covering Donald Trump even before he was elected president. He speaks about the challenges of covering this president, but also the social media misinformation pitfalls for public officials and the public in today’s cluttered and spontaneous media landscape. His talk was recorded on October 24, 2017.

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour
The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour is a weekly program featuring forums on local, national, and international issues important to people living in Utah. The program airs every Wednesday at 10 AM and Saturday at 9 AM. Hosted by Anthony Scoma, the program highlights and contextualizes the forums presented by the Hinckley Institute of Politics every fall and spring semester at the University of Utah. Produced by KCPW Studios
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