WW engProfessor Wayne Wanta will be a guest at the Faculty of Journalism, Information and Book Studies at the University of Warsaw. October 17 at 12.00, in the Column Hall of the building at ul. Bednarska 2/4, the media researcher will give a lecture "Trump's Troublesome Twitter Tweets: Alternative Facts and Mass Comm Theory."

About the lecture

U.S. President Donald Trump has created several challenges for the news media. He avoids the news media by taking his messages directly to the public through his use of twitter. The media are further frustrated because the President is not available when his tweets are inaccurate. This new President-press relationship can be explained by several mass communication theories. The theories point to a possible option for the mass media to hold the president accountable for his statements.


Wayne Wanta is a Research Foundation Professor in the Department of Journalism at the University of Florida. He is a past president of Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication, and twice represented AEJMC as a delegate to the World Journalism Education Congress. He has lectured and presented papers in more than 40 different countries, including as a Fulbright Scholar in Iceland. He has written more than 180 research articles and papers, many in the area of political communication and media effects. He also has eight books. He is well known for his mentoring of students and faculty, having written papers and articles with 94 coauthors. He currently serves on the editorial boards of nine journals and previously served on the journalism education accrediting council.

Event program:

  • 11.30 – 11.45 Accreditation
  • 12.00 – 12.10 Opening ceremony
  • 12.10 – 14.00 Lecture "Trump’s Troublesome Twitter Tweets: Alternative Facts and Mass Comm Theory" - Wayne Wanta
  • 14.00 – 14.30 Participant questions and aswer session
  • 14.30 – 14.45 Closing ceremony

How to participate: