Life After The White House

Life After The White House

by Clement E. Asante
     
 

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

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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275962661
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/2002
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

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