Woodrow Wilson and the Press: Prelude to the Presidency

  • Authors
  • James D. Startt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. James D. Startt
    Pages 1-17
  3. James D. Startt
    Pages 41-65
  4. James D. Startt
    Pages 93-115
  5. James D. Startt
    Pages 143-174
  6. James D. Startt
    Pages 229-244
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 245-315

About this book


Esteemed journalism historian James Startt has crafted an intriguing case study of the relationship between political leadership and the mass media during its early days, using the political ascendancy of Woodrow Wilson as its focus. Wilson's emergence as a major political figure coincided with the arrival of a real mass media and a more independent, less partisan style of political coverage. While most Nineteenth-century presidents remained aloof from the press, Wilson understood it could no longer be ignored: 'The public man who fights the daily press won't be a public man very long'.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2004
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-52763-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4039-8189-9
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