Managing the Press: Origins of the Media Presidency, 1897-1933 / Edition 1

Managing the Press: Origins of the Media Presidency, 1897-1933 / Edition 1

by Stephen Ponder, Ponder
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312213840

ISBN-13: 9780312213848

Pub. Date: 01/14/1999

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

Managing the Press re-examines the emergence of the twentieth century media President, whose authority to govern depends largely on his ability to generate public support by appealing to the citizenry through the news media. From 1897 to 1933, White House successes and failures with the press established a foundation for modern executive leadership and helped to shape

Overview

Managing the Press re-examines the emergence of the twentieth century media President, whose authority to govern depends largely on his ability to generate public support by appealing to the citizenry through the news media. From 1897 to 1933, White House successes and failures with the press established a foundation for modern executive leadership and helped to shape patterns of media practices and technologies through which Americans have viewed the presidency during most of the twentieth century. Author Stephen Ponder shows how these findings suggest a new context for contemporary questions about mediated public opinion and the foundations of presidential power, the challenge to the presidency by an increasingly adversarial press, the emergence of 'new media' formats and technologies, and the shaping of presidential leadership for the twenty-first century. Managing the Press explores the rise of the media presidency through the lens of the late-twentieth century, when the relationship between the President and the press is relevant to more important issues than ever before in the context of American politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312213848
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
01/14/1999
Edition description:
1999
Pages:
255
Sales rank:
830,568
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction McKinley and the First White House Press Corps Theodore Roosevelt: Publicity! Publicity! Publicity! The White House and the First Executive Press Bureaus Taft: Avoiding the Press The Consequences of Nonpublicity Wilson: Centralizing Executive Information Executive Propaganda in World War I Harding and Coolidge: Emergence of the Media Presidency Cabinet Publicity in the 1920s Herbert Hoover: The Press and Presidential Failure Conclusion Works Cited Index

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