Hashtags & Retweets: How the White House Uses Social Media

Lecture Series

April 4, 2017

5:15PM-6:30PM

Assembly Hall

In the first 100 days of the Trump administration, President Trump has rewritten the rules of how the White House interacts with Americans and the press. From tweets to leaks, the IOP explores the role of new media in politics, the relationship of the press corps to the White House, and the power of 140 characters.
Exploring these issues is Shailagh Murray, current fellow at the IOP and former Senior Advisor to then President Obama; and Ben Smith, the current editor-in-chief of Buzzfeed.

  • This event is free and open to UChicago students, faculty, staff and the public. If you cannot attend, please cancel your ticket order on Eventbrite so others may register.
  • Registration is required.
  • Doors will open 30 minutes before the event begins. Any unclaimed seats will be released 10 minutes before the event begins. Please arrive early to claim your seat. If you can no longer attend, please cancel your ticket order on Eventbrite so others may register.
  • This venue is physically accessible and has a gender-neutral restroom. Please contact the Institute of Politics at politics@uchicago.edu or 773-834-4671 for any questions or accommodation requests.

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Presented by the International House Global Voices Lecture Series and the University of Chicago Institute of Politics.