Politics and the Press

Politics and the Press

by Michael Kronenwetter

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up Beginning with an overview of the history of the press up to the ratification of the First Amendment, Kronenwetter shows that the establishment of the free press in reaction to British attempts to control the colonial press provided the U.S. with a press that has played a wide variety of roles. Kronenwetter explains the role of the press in the Spanish-American War, the restrictions on the wartime press, and the role of the news media during the Vietnam War and the Watergate investigation. The relationship between the presidency and the press is explored, as is the variation in the ways the press has treated the post-Watergate presidents. A closing discussion covers the merits and disadvantages of the press' bias/balance, its adversarial role, and its power. Abundant photographs and reproductions of newspaper front pages and personalities discussed in the text elucidate the content. Attractive and engaging reading, Politics and the Press presents a balanced look at the development of the news media's role in the nation's government. Jeffrey A. French, Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library

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Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
Issues in American History Ser.
Age Range:
12 Years

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