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Author Cohen, Jeffrey E.

Title Going local : presidential leadership in the post-broadcast age / Jeffrey E. Cohen
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (x, 246 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- 1. Context and Presidential Leadership Styles -- 2. Increasing Presidential Attention to Narrow Groups -- 3. Presidents and the Local News Media -- 4. A Theory of Presidential News Management and Local News Coverage -- 5. The Quantity of Local Newspaper Coverage of the President -- 6. Trends in Local Newspaper Coverage of the Presidency, 1990-2007 -- 7. On the Tone of Local Presidential News -- 8. Local Presidential News Coverage and Public Attitudes toward the President -- 9. Conclusions : Presidential Leadership in the Post-Broadcast Age -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary Going public to gain support, especially through reliance on national addresses and the national news media, has been a central tactic for modern presidential public leadership. In Going Local: Presidential Leadership in the Post-Broadcast Age, Jeffrey E. Cohen argues that presidents have adapted their going-public activities to reflect the current realities of polarized parties and fragmented media. Going public now entails presidential targeting of their party base, interest groups, and localities. Cohen focuses on localities and offers a theory of presidential news management that is tested using several new data sets, including the first large-scale content analysis of local newspaper coverage of the president. Although the post-broadcast age presents hurdles to presidential leadership, Going Local demonstrates the effectiveness of targeted presidential appeals and provides us with a refined understanding of the nature of presidential leadership
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-239) and index
Subject Communication in politics -- United States.
Political leadership -- United States.
Presidents -- Press coverage -- United States.
Press and politics -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511658583 (electronic bk.)
0511807716 (electronic bk.)
0521141435 (paperback)
0521193710 (hardback)
9780511658587 (electronic bk.)
9780511807718 (electronic bk.)
9780521141437 (paperback)
9780521193719 (hardback)