Stephen Hess is senior fellow emeritus in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and Distinguished Research Professor of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. He has been engaged in presidential transitions since he was a young speechwriter in the Eisenhower White House. He returned to the White House with President Richard Nixon, helped Jimmy Carter reorganize the Executive Office and advised the presidential transition teams of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and GeorgeW. Bush. His numerous books include Through Their Eyes: Foreign Correspondents in the United States (Brookings, 2005) and Organizing the Presidency (Brookings, 3rd ed in 2002 with James Pfiffner).
The Government - Press Connection: Press Officers and Their Officesby Stephen Hess
In his widely acclaimed study, The Washington Reporters, Stephen Hess profiled Washington journalists and their effect both on the nation's news and on national affairs. Now in The Government/Press Connection he turns his attention to the often-maligned government press operations--their nature, their relations with reporters, and their effect on the news.
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