Life After The White House

Overview

In 2000, for the first time in American political history, four former presidents were still alive after serving in the White House. This book critically and systematically examines press coverage of these four ex-presidents for three years after they left office. Through content analysis, the volume draws together the tone and major themes in press coverage of stories about Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and George H. Bush. The study serves as a useful historic document, depicting the private lives of...

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Overview

In 2000, for the first time in American political history, four former presidents were still alive after serving in the White House. This book critically and systematically examines press coverage of these four ex-presidents for three years after they left office. Through content analysis, the volume draws together the tone and major themes in press coverage of stories about Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and George H. Bush. The study serves as a useful historic document, depicting the private lives of these former presidents from both parties as seen through the American press. The book is a unique examination of the relationship between ex-presidents and the press.

Examining the nature and scope of the relationship between the press and ex-presidents, the study assumes that although they are out of office and thus out of the limelight, ex-presidents still have powerful influence domestically and internationally. That influence makes it valuable to know how, and with what intensity, the press covers ex-presidents. This volume documents their post-White House careers through the prism of the press, enriching our understanding of life after the presidency.

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From Gerald Ford to George Herbert Walker Bush, media research consultant Asante uses content analysis technique to study to content and tone of news treatments of ex-presidents. News appearing in the three-year period following the end of presidential tenure is quantified and analyzed in regards to emphasis placed by newspapers, subject categories, and favorable and unfavorable portrayals. The study relies solely on data acquired from the , the , and the . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275962661
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/30/2002
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

CLEMENT E. ASANTE is an independent researcher and consultant specializing in the media, program evaluation, and grant proposal writing.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Press Coverage of Ex-Presidential Stories

Brief Biographies of the Ex-Presidents

Quantitative Results and Discussion

Qualitative Results and Analysis

Further Readings: Selected Annotated Books By and About Four Living Ex-Presidents of the United States

Major Books By and About The Ex-Presidents

Conclusions

Summary and Conclusion

Index

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