Visiting Faculty Member’s Work Included in Book About Trump’s Tweets | Webster University

Visiting Faculty Member’s Work Included in Book About Trump’s Tweets

ST. LOUIS (August 23, 2018) – New School of Communications faculty member Dorian Hunter Davis has co-written a chapter appearing in a book scheduled for release on September 21, 2018.

Dorian Hunter Davis head shotThe chapter is called, "Tweet the Press: Effects of Donald Trump's 'Fake News!' Epithet on Civics and Popular Culture." The book, President Donald Trump and his Political Discourse: Ramifications of Rhetoric via Twitter, is edited by Michelle Lockhart and will be published by Routledge.

Dr. Davis presented a paper by the same name as the book chapter at the International Communication Association Conference in Prague, Czech Republic earlier this year.

Dorian Hunter Davis is a visiting assistant professor of media communications in the communications and journalism department. He will be teaching courses in media writing and media research.

Before joining Webster University, Dr. Davis taught communication studies at American University in Washington DC, and journalism at Marymount Manhattan College and Seton Hall University. His teaching and research interests include political communication and media effects.

Dr. Davis has written for both popular and academic press. He's talked politics and pop culture on TV and radio, covering topics from Facebook's role in the Occupy Wall Street movement to "hate-watching" Syfy's Sharknado movie. He holds a PhD in communication from American University, an MA from the Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY, and a BFA in acting from New York University.

About the School of Communications
The School of Communications at Webster University prepares students to excel as skilled professionals in the global field of communications. We provide theory and practice in media courses framed within a liberal arts-based curriculum, augmented by personalized mentorship, and professional development opportunities. Sixteen distinct majors are available at the undergraduate level as well as five master’s degrees in diverse fields of communications. We offer BA and MA programs on the Webster campuses in Geneva, Vienna, Leiden, Thailand, and Ghana, as well as in Saint Louis and online.

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updated 8/31/2018