What new influences do media have on the 2016 presidential election?

Head photo by Theresa Thompson

It might be the first time during any presidential campaigning that the candidates themselves have so often discussed and mentioned or even criticized the media in their behavior. Nearby the candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, believe in the influence that media have on voters.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are both not just battling each other from behind podiums; the race for the White House is this time very deeply discussed in social media. Photo by Krassotkin (derivative), Gage Skidmore (Donald Trump), Gage Skidmore (Hillary Clinton) from Wikimedia.

“Media had always played a huge role”

The role of media had traditionally been huge in presidential elections according to University of Denver Professor Lynn Schofield Clark, PhD, chair of the Media, Film and Journalism Departement. Over time new media platforms brought new elements into the race for the White House, e.g. TV emphasis emotions and social media emphasis the shocking momentum.

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The number of active users of social media has impressivly grown since the last election. Facebook, Twitter and Co. are reaching more people then ever and presidental candidates try to react to this.

SocialFlow is a company that has had a closer look on the topic. According to them Donald Trump got free advertisment through social media which is worth $380 Million, in contrast Hillary Clinton just $100 Million.

The main group which is reached thourgh the use of social media is the young voter.

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