"Any researcher, from the mildly curious to the 24-hour-cable-news-cycle obsessed, will find something of interest in these pages."
"This scholarly, balanced compilation effectively sheds light on an election that continues to confound experts and prognosticators alike, presenting not only original insights into the events and outcomes of 2016 but also clues of what may lie ahead. VERDICT Political junkies and undergraduate/graduate students will find this a clear-sighted resource."
"This volume adds to the literature by offering a look at this event through an academic lens situated in the communication discipline. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty."
"These academic studies are built around carefully defined hypotheses with narrowly drawn results and therefore do not provide a blueprint for future candidates to follow. Their value is to portray how the 2016 election broke all the rules. Because this research was conducted soon after the election, the dynamics of the campaign and the perceptions and opinions of the American electorate were captured while the campaign cycle was still fresh in the public mind, providing a rich resource for scholars as we get further removed from this tumultuous election."
"This book, involving some of the nation's most renowned scholars of political communication as well as many of its most promising newcomers, takes on the important topic of the 2016 election through rigorous application of methods and theories from quantitative, qualitative, and rhetorical perspectives. The chapters offer important and multilayered analyses of media practices, candidate communication, and the electorate. It's a must-read for historians, communication scholars, political scientists, and anyone who wants to understand this election and the state of our national politics."
"The editors of this timely and important volume have gathered some of the top scholars of political communication to help reveal the factors that shaped the 2016 campaign cycle. Whether concerned with the role of race and gender, social media, selective exposure, partisan news, political satire, or incivility in campaigning, this collection will alter our understanding of this unprecedented election."