News and Newsmaking: Essays

News and Newsmaking: Essays

by Stephen Hess
     
 

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Over the last fifteen years, Stephen Hess has become a leading and much-quoted authority on Washington government and the media. In this volume, he presents a collection of his best essays on the media written over the past decade.

The book includes:

•"All the President's Reporters" examines the White House press corps and the way it covers the

Overview

Over the last fifteen years, Stephen Hess has become a leading and much-quoted authority on Washington government and the media. In this volume, he presents a collection of his best essays on the media written over the past decade.

The book includes:

•"All the President's Reporters" examines the White House press corps and the way it covers the president.

•"Leaks and Other Informal Communications" is an insider's look at why government officials leak information to journalists.

•"The Sex Test" asks whether it makes any difference if the news is written by men or women.

Addional collections of Hess' essays published by Brookings include International News & Foreign Correspondence (1996) and Presidents & the Presidency (1996).

Editorial Reviews

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Early in his research on the American media Hess (governmental studies, Brookings Institute) wrote that "Journalists are great fun to study." The collected essays reflect that combination of scholarly interest and humor which gives insight into such topics as: why government officials leak information to journalist; a study of whether gender influences news reporting; television's power in politics; the press and issues of race and crime; politicians and their efforts to influence the media; and the line holding journalism back from fiction's terrain. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815736349
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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