Lecture_16_Media_and_the_President_F2011_ - Learning...

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Learning Objectives After this lecture, you will be able to: 1. Describe some of the narratives journalists use when reporting on presidents. 2. Describe the differences between “Old Way,” “Middle Way,” and “New Way” presidents, according to Jeffrey Tulis. 3. Explain why Samuel Kernell believes Going Public represents a fundamental change in the way presidents attempt to influence policy, using Richard Neustadt’s “bargaining model” as a comparison. Media and the Presidency Lecture 16 1. Presidents > Congress in controlling news content A. Advantages 1) Institutional beat system a) Better at providing “raw materials” (1) Psuedo-events (a) Subsidization of the news production process 2) Familiar narratives a) Leader b) Chief of State c) Healer (crisis, post-election) d) First Family e) Commander-in-Chief B. Implications 1) Greater capacity to set the agenda 2) Coverage more likely to reflect administration framing (Entman) 1
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2012 for the course POL SCI M141D taught by Professor Gussin during the Winter '12 term at UCLA.

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