Presidential Press Conferences

Presidential Press Conferences

by Carolyn Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275935752

ISBN-13: 9780275935757

Pub. Date: 07/26/1990

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

In this timely new book Smith develops a methodology for the study and criticism of presidential press conferences. Moving away from the traditional method of studying the presidential rhetoric of prepared speeches, Smith proposes methods of criticism for the quasi-spontaneous environment of the press conference where the control of message is divided between the…  See more details below

Overview

In this timely new book Smith develops a methodology for the study and criticism of presidential press conferences. Moving away from the traditional method of studying the presidential rhetoric of prepared speeches, Smith proposes methods of criticism for the quasi-spontaneous environment of the press conference where the control of message is divided between the president and the press. The book offers a detailed critical assessment of Ronald Reagan's relationship with reporters during his first eight years in office. From this assessment, Smith develops her approach to press conference criticism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275935757
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/26/1990
Series:
Praeger Series in Political Communication Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
1350L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword by Robert Denton, Jr.

Introduction: The Limits of Press Conference Reform

The Adversarial Relationship

Evolution of the Adversarial Press Conference

Persuasion and Accountability: Press Conference Goals

The Press Conference Agenda

The Press Conference Structure

Good Questions and Good Answers

Reagan and the Press: Establishing the Benchmark

A Criticism of the Opening Salvo

The "Jelly Bean" Lottery: An Experiment in Tepidness

Selected Bibliography

Index

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