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FDR and the News Media (Morningside Book S)

FDR and the News Media (Morningside Book S)
Author: Betty Houchin Winfield
ISBN 13: 9780231100090
ISBN 10: 231100094
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 1994-03-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 276
List Price: $32.00

Power was at the heart of FDR's relationship with the media: the power of the nation's chief executive to control his public messages versus the power of the free press to act as an independent watchdog over the president and the government. This compelling study points to Roosevelt's consummate news management as a key to his political artistry and leadership legacy.

American Studies International

Winfield does much more than simply reiterating well-known truisms and sets out to trace a number of things: the development of FDR's media skills, the function of New Deal press conferences, FDR's problems with the media, and the issue of press relations during World War II.