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The unprecedented president: Donald Trump and the media in historical perspective

Casey, Steven (2018) The unprecedented president: Donald Trump and the media in historical perspective. Policy series. H-Diplo, East Lansing, USA.

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Since the start of the twentieth century, when the White House first became “a full-time propaganda machine,” the president’s relationship with the media has been in a state of constant flux.[1] The underlying cause has been the media’s technological evolution, from its newspaper and magazine roots to the radio and television era, and finally to the modern landscape of cable broadcasting and the internet. With the addition of each new media form, presidents have faced fresh challenges related to coordination, speed, and packaging. But the more innovative among them—William McKinley in the newspaper age, Franklin D. Roosevelt in the radio era, and John F. Kennedy with the advent of television—managed to devise new ways of dealing with the altered landscape, which their successors then copied.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
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Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors
Divisions: International History
Subjects: E History America > E151 United States (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2018 09:26
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2021 00:07

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