Professor comments on Trump's conflict with the media

November 22, 2016

Rich Hanley, associate professor of journalism

Rich Hanley, associate professor of journalism at Quinnipiac University, is available to discuss president-elect Donald Trump’s conflict with the media and his choice to use YouTube rather than a traditional news conference to outline his plans for his first 100 days in office.

“President-elect Trump continues to be a force of disruption in the relationship between the office and traditional news media but that doesn't mean this a satisfying development,” Hanley said. “He is amplifying the preexisting tension baked into relationship between the president and the traditional White House press over what seems to be a personal grudge rather than a desire to expand transparency and encourage a new generation of journalists outside the mainstream to report on the White House."

"That would be revolutionary, but what president-elect Trump is doing is simply reverting to his shopworn pattern of using his political standing to settle scores, ancient and new alike," remarked Hanley.

If you are interested in speaking to Hanley, please call John Pettit, assistant director of public relations, at 203-415-7370 (cell) or 203-582-8580 (office).

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